The NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement Wednesday saying a report from an independent administrator showed "no evidence" that Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was targeted for performance-enhancing drug testing this season.
The statement reads:
We take any claim questioning the integrity of our collectively bargained performance-enhancing drug policy seriously. We asked the independent administrator of the policy to review and produce a report on the claims of targeting. A copy of this report, which contains personal and confidential testing information, has been provided to Eric Reid. We will not breach any player’s confidentiality, but can confirm that the report documents the dates he was randomly selected for testing and the actual dates of the drug tests. The report also demonstrates that Mr. Reid’s tests were randomly generated via computer algorithm and that his selection for testing was normal when compared with the number of tests players were randomly selected for throughout the league during the time that he was on an active roster. There is no evidence of targeting or any other impropriety with respect to his selection for testing.
Reid raised questions in December after he said he was selected for a seventh drug test since signing a one-year contract with the Panthers in late September.
However, a source familiar with the NFL and NFLPA's joint investigation says the report indicated Reid was not tested that many times, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post.