Le’Veon Bell balks at ongoing HGH testing

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The NFL's random drug tests aren't so random, according to Le'Veon Bell. "I'm perfectly fine", Bell said at the time.

According to Pro Football Talk, only 40 players in the entire league are selected for HGH blood testing each week so Bell certainly has a reason to be frustrated if he has been selected nearly every other week.

The Jets runners expressed frustration on Wednesday after claiming that the league examined it randomly five times in the last 10 weeks. He's unlikely to face punishment for the tweet itself, but him saying, "I'm not doing another after today" could be an issue in the future. I understand I've got to do it for my job or whatever.

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He believes the National Football League are targeting him and says enough is enough. Whatever y'all looking for - it obviously ain't there. "Just, I ain't trying to do it with needles. I can easily pee in a cup". I'm done with the needles.' They do it again and I'm like, 'OK, I get it.

The NFL suspended Bell for the first two games of the 2015 season, after a successful appeal. He was also suspended four games in 2016 for missing a test.

Back in August, Bell was pulled off the field on back-to-back days in order to take league-mandated drug tests. He sat out the 2018 season in a contract dispute. Through 10 games, he's racked up 508 rushing yards with three touchdowns on 3.2 yards-per-carry. He still has not had a 100-yard performance. He's also caught 46 balls on 57 targets for 309 yards and one score through the air. DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), LT Kelvin Beachum (ankle), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), G Alex Lewis (elbow, shoulder), NT Steve McLendon (neck) and WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) were limited.

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