NFL “Randomly” Drug Tests Buccaneers Punter After 2 Huge Kicks


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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.

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.

Tabbing kicking specialists for drug tests after outsize performances is nothing new for the NFL.

In 2013, McAfee, then of the Indianapolis Colts, blasted the Denver Broncos‘ Trindon Holliday with a big hit on a return.

You guessed it—the league responded with a drug test.

Last season, he was also tested following his tweeting a flame emoji on the unofficial marijuana holiday.

Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was drug tested following a 6-for-6 performance that included five makes of over 40 yards.