This never crossed my mind but with Roger it will happen. Great post Z. Josh simply is not bright enough TO GET AROUND THE SCHEDULED SYSTEM.. Maybe the wife can order hgh to the house but it's not for me . this league is full of S**t if they think they have a working drug program
Gumby, let's clear this up. If you're a nice clean Boy Scout like Joe Thomas- yeah- there is a scheduled drug test the start of the season. You start failing them- it's another story. When you get to Gordon's strike count (& Leveon Bell isn't far behind- more on that later) you can be random tested at any time, as often as the League feels like testing you. Gordon was tested dozens of times during his suspension and passed them all- except one. Sorry Josh. You even have to let the League know you're traveling- the better to keep tabs on your whereabouts. As a former lab person- the reason Gordon's most recent suspension got extended wasn't because he tested over the limit- he didn't. It was extended because the specific gravity of the pee was too low, and that caused the NFL to rule that it was a diluted sample- ergo, you fail (sort of). Now regarding Bell- he didn't fail a test- just not showing up in a reasonable amount of time when they ring your cell phone counts as a fail. FWIW, cocaine clears out of your body really fast.
Finally responding to Flugle's posts regarding Josh and the purple drank for a strep throat. Yeah, it sure sounds suspicious. Phenergan\codeine AKA the purple drank is probably the best cough medicine known to man- plus codeine is a way better pain killer than swallowing a handful of Advil. But as was pointed out- if you've got a bad sore throat- they're probably not going to give you cough syrup. Other thing is- that stuff is prescription. If Gordon had a legit 'scrip for it- he should have let the tester know about it- and told them to check the pharmacy where he got it.