Jets running back Le’veon Bell is fed up – and he’s speaking out about it.
Wednesday Bell slammed the NFL for the league’s drug-testing policy, stating via ESPN that he’s not being treated fairly.
“I done had 5 ‘random’ HGH blood test in 10 weeks,” Bell tweeted, adding that he wants the league to concentrate on finding those who are violating the rules and to stop coming after him “with those dirty ass needles.”
Bell spoke out to reporters in the Jets locker room later on Wednesday, again stated that he’s the target of the league’s policy.
“They’re not getting no more of my blood,” he said. “They can use the blood they’ve got now.”
Any player in the league can get tested six times in one calendar year.
Bell quickly took back some of his words when reminded that any player can get half a dozen tests.
“At the end of the day, if we have to cross that bridge when we get there, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” Bell said. “I’m saying right now, the way I feel today, when that tweet went out, that’s how I feel.
“One, I don’t like needles. I understand I’ve got to do it for my job or whatever. The first time we do it, I’m like, ‘OK, the test is over. I’m done with the needles.’ They do it again and I’m like, ‘OK, I get it. They did it twice, I can do it twice.’ But now it’s three, four, five times. Now it’s getting weird. It’s getting weird now. Like, why do they need this much of my blood? What are they looking for?”
Bell was hit with a two-game suspension back in 2014 after he was charged with marijuana possession and DUI. In 2016, he was suspended four games for missing a drug test.
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