Published 7:02 AM EDT Sep 27, 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden says he was randomly selected to take a drug test at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, hours after the team's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And he's not very happy about it.
"Land in Pittsburgh 2 a Drug test!" he wrote on Twitter. "Seriously it’s 3 a.m. literally? Couldn’t wait til the morning?"
Haden told ESPN on Wednesday that he and about six of his teammates, including kicker Chris Boswell, were tested after they returned to Pittsburgh following Monday night's 30-27 win. Haden finished with three tackles and three pass deflections in the game.
"We did it right at the airport, right when we land," Haden told the network. "We go into basically where TSA would check us out. This dude is sitting there, we have a bathroom, and we do it just like the training room but we're sitting in the damn lobby."
NFL players are subject to random drug tests over the course of the season.
Haden, a two-time Pro Bowler who is in his second season with the Steelers, told ESPN that he didn't remember ever receiving a postgame drug test during his seven years with the Cleveland Browns.
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