Drew Brees Drug Tested Twice After Boasts Of Physical Prowess

By McCarton Ackerman 07/29/14

The New Orleans Saints quarterback was 'randomly' selected for a drug test after claiming he could play till he was 45.

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After declaring that he could play pro football until the age of 45, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Bees found himself sacked by a pair of random drug tests.

The NFL star said before his fourteenth training camp that he’d like to play for another 10 years. “I understand the challenges that come along with that, buy why not? If I can stay healthy, and I’m having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn’t I wanna do that?” But according to a tweet from Bees, drug officials also appeared to have heard his statement.

“On Friday I said I thought I could play till age 45. I have been ‘randomly’ selected for drug tests the last 2 days,” he wrote. “What’s up with that! Lol.” However, it appears that Bees made his Twitter comments in jest.

This isn’t the only occasion that a questionably timed random drug test has taken place, however. Earlier this month, U.S. World Cup goalie Tim Howard was randomly selected for a urine test right after making a World Cup record-setting 16 saves during a loss against Belgium. FIFA, the governing body of soccer, selects two players from both teams to be randomly tested after each World Cup match. Howard later joked to ESPN that “maybe” the test became targeted after his 10th or 11th save.

However, Howard had little to worry about due to his long-standing public stance against drug use and current work as a spokesperson for Natural High, a non-profit drug prevention program.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.