After a third straight very productive game, Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown got a notification from the NFL for a “random” drug test.
The Detroit Lions pulled a massive upset on Sunday, not just beating the Arizona Cardinals but doing so in dominant fashion (30-12). Rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown had another big game, with eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Over the last three weeks, St. Brown has legitimately been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL (26 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns, on 35 targets). He had a stretch of solid productivity earlier in the season, but nothing like this recent stretch as he averaged just 3.5 catches and 32 yards per game over his first 11 games.
The Lions winning the way they did over the 10-win Cardinals defied explanation in some respects. But in regard to St. Brown, the league took things another step.
Amon-Ra St. Brown laughs off drug test notification
On Sunday night, St. Brown posted a screen shot of what looks like a message from the NFL saying he’d been selected to submit a urine sample for a performance-enhancing substances test on Monday.
The idea of a “random” PED test issued by the league (when said player shares it) sometimes draws reaction akin to “what a coincidence (wink-wink)” coming off a good performance. The quote tweet reaction from Lions’ defensive end Nick Williams was perfectly along that line–“when you ball, you get the call.” St. Brown surely isn’t skirting the rules, so all he could do after Sunday’s shocking blowout for the Lions was laugh it off.
St. Brown got closer to one his stated goals for the rest of the season on Sunday (a 100-yard game), with a career-high 90 yards. He has also already set the Lions’ rookie record for catches with 65.