You may have heard about how yesterday was 4/20 (April 20), which has become associated with marijuana use.
Colts punter Pat McAfee wasn't engaging in the celebration, but he tweeted about the day and how many would be:
I can't celebrate this particular day..But I know a large % of my followers are..So happy laughter day 2 those of u snacking at a hefty rate— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 20, 2016
I imagine Colorado being a bit foggy today.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 20, 2016
April 21st... Piss testing paradise— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 20, 2016
After tweeting about 4/20 on 4/20, the NFL just so happened to send McAfee a letter this morning alerting him that he had been "randomly" selected to be drug tested. Go figure. And of course, in typical Pat McAfee fashion, he tweeted and joked about it:
When you tweet on 4/20.. Can't make this up pic.twitter.com/6hoasLoGML— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 21, 2016
Calling my shot like Babe Ruth pic.twitter.com/YwEV5uPMvQ— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 21, 2016
April 20 is actually the day on which the NFL begins it's drug-testing window, which is very ironic and quite funny. Pat McAfee isn't the only notable player getting drug tested around this time of year, either, as Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell tweeted yesterday that he was "randomly" drug tested on 4/20.
of course I get a "random" drug test on 4/20...good luck with that sample— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) April 20, 2016
Pat McAfee doesn't seem concerned about passing the test on the second day the league year begins testing, and it is explainable that the NFL is wanting to get ahead of the game in testing a number of players right from the start of the program. It is funny, however, how McAfee was "randomly" drug tested one day after tweeting about 4/20, but like he said, he called his shot.
It's not the first time Colts players have been "randomly" drug tested after scenarios that could have predicted it, though normally it is for play on the field. For example, after Pat McAfee's big hit on Broncos return man Trindon Holliday in 2014, he was drug tested. After Adam Vinatieri's 53-yard field goal after in a 2014 Wild Card game, he was drug tested. And after Matt Hasselbeck's best performance of the season last year at 40 years old, he was drug tested. "Random," indeed.