For a guy fans would rather never see take the field, Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Bryan Anger put on a masterful performance in helping his squad to a 25-23 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
It would appear the league—particularly whoever is in charge of assigning supposedly random drug tests—took notice.
The Bucs’ first possession resulted in a three-and-out, but Anger expertly pinned the Giants to their own three-yard line with a 53-yard kick.
New York responded with their own three-and-out, and with the resulting great field position, the Buccaneers marched 56 yards for the game’s first touchdown.
At the start of the second quarter, Anger gave his team the edge in field position once more, launching a ridiculous 62-yarder to give the Giants the ball at their own 11-yard line.
Bryan Anger — from the 27, punt is downed at the Giants 11. That’s a 62-yard net punt …
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 1, 2017
After such a supreme a performance, like some sort of gross, confused vampire, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had to get his hands on that sweet, life-giving pee-pee.
We learned as much from former NFL punter Pat McAfee, who knows a thing or two about getting drug tested by the league after a strong showing.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 3, 2017
Tabbing kicking specialists for drug tests after outsize performances is nothing new for the NFL.
You guessed it—the league responded with a drug test.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 21, 2013
Last season, he was also tested following his tweeting a flame emoji on the unofficial marijuana holiday.
When you tweet 🔥 on 4/20.. Can’t make this up pic.twitter.com/6hoasLoGML
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 21, 2016
Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was drug tested following a 6-for-6 performance that included five makes of over 40 yards.