NFL Drug Tests Steelers Kicker Chris Boswell After He Kicks 6 Field Goals

Bryan Brandom
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Unless you had him in your fantasy football lineup or are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Cincinnati Bengals, you likely didn't know that Pittsburgh kicker Chris Boswell notched six field goals in his team's 24-20 victory over Cincy on Sunday.

Another party that took full notice of Boswell's effort, in which he didn't miss over six attempts, five of which were of 40 yards or more: the NFL, who responded by demanding Boswell submit to a drug test.

Of course, we can't know for sure if Boswell's performance led to the test for performance-enhancing drugs or if it truly was random, but the league has in the past tested kicking specialists after they'd done something out of the ordinary. In 2013, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee drew a drug test of his own after he made a rare in-game tackle.

Something tells me the NFL didn't demand Boswell's urine after he produced the worst onside kick in league history.

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