It took 12 days for Eric Reid to receive his first drug test of the 2019-20 season.
Less than two weeks after the new league year began on March 13, the Panthers safety tweeted a photo of himself lifting weights at the gym.
“Shoutout to my trainer,” Reid captioned the photo that commemorated the test.
In honor of my first “random” drug test of the year. Shoutout to my trainer 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/sqiMaVE5cx
— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) March 25, 2019
Since signing with Carolina in September, Reid has been subject to a reported seven drug tests that he claimed are a result of his collusion grievance against the NFL.
However, the NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement in January denying any impropriety in the numerous tests, saying the selections “were randomly generated via computer algorithm.”
The NFLPA filed a grievance last May on Reid’s behalf, alleging that team owners and the league tried to prevent him from signing with a team because of his protests against racial and social injustice during the national anthem alongside Colin Kaepernick.
It was reported earlier this month that the NFL paid Reid and Kaepernick less than $10 million in the settlement.
Reid, who will be entering his seventh season in the league, signed a three-year contract extension worth over $22 million last month.