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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is not thrilled with the NFL’s random drug-testing program. 

In a series of Instagram posts Tuesday night, Harrison expressed his displeasure, saying the league didn’t allow him to record the random procedure after testers showed up at his home and that Ryan Willis, who serves as the director of NFL performance-enhancing drug-testing at The National Center for Drug Free Sport, wouldn’t talk on camera.  

The 38-year-old also said he was told trying to record the test would result in him getting slapped with a positive result: 

In a follow-up post, Harrison clarified that he didn’t want to stir up any trouble: “Since I heard they fired the last guy who let me record the test, I didn’t record it. I’m not trying to get anyone fired who’s just doing their job.”

Finally, Harrison relayed an update after speaking with NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and noted he had been put in contact with a “drug-policy attorney”: 

On May 2, Harrison confirmed he would return to the Steelers for another season. As a result, the league was within its rights to subject Harrison to a random drug test. 

But with the situation still unfolding, this likely isn’t the last time we’ll hear from the outspoken linebacker on the matter.



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