The NFL issued another mandatory drug test for Myles Garrett following the Browns’ 17-14 home victory against the Broncos on Thursday night. The defensive lineman received a text verifying that he was been selected for his third random performance-enhancing substance test of the season.
Garrett posted a screenshot of the text notification to Twitter with the caption: “Yeaaa they are trying to clone me.”
It marks the league’s third test issued for Garrett through Cleveland’s first seven games. Per the NFL and NFL Player Association’s 2020 Drug Testing Policy, a computer program randomly selects 10 players from each club’s active roster, practice squad list, and reserve list during the regular season.
He was first notified of a test following the Browns’ 14-7 win over the host Vikings in Week 4. After he received another notification following the Browns’ loss to the Cardinals in Week 6, Garrett officially retired his signature sleeveless look.
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Despite being randomly selected for three drug tests in the past four weeks, Garrett has never failed.
According to FanDuel, the 25-year-old lineman is favored to win the 2021-22 NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. He brought down Teddy Bridgewater for the first time on Thursday, adding another headstone to his “QB Graveyard.” This season, Garrett is putting up painted headstones in his front yard for every quarterback he sacks. He’s said the presentation is a trolling attempt with added Halloween spirit.
With his 1.5 sacks on Thursday night, Garrett added to his NFL lead (9.5). Over the course of his five seasons with the Cleveland franchise, the two-time Pro Bowler has 179 total tackles and 52.0 sacks.
Garrett and the Browns next hit the field in Week 8 when they host Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Considering it’s on Halloween, it’ll be a prime opportunity to add another marker on the spookiest of days.