The Detroit Lions gave fans a nice gift with a division-clinching win over the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Eve. The postgame locker room was a festive celebration of the franchise's first division title since 1993
Rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs had another nice performance, with 100 total yards and two rushing touchdowns against the Vikings. He has scored in three straight games, with five total touchdowns over that span.
After the game Gibbs revealed message from the NFL that he'd been selected for a random performance-enhancing substances test (h/t to Kory Woods of MLive).
Jahmyr Gibbs trolls the NFL for timing of drug test
"Am I cooked?", Gibbs wrote on his Instagram story.
The easy answer there is, "no, you're fine...unless you test positive for something." Then you'll be suspended, and would be "cooked'.
The selection process for players to have to submit to a drug test is inherently random, so as to be surprising and catch those who may be ingesting something they shouldn't be. But sometimes, the timing of when a player gets a notification is interesting and actually kind of funny.
And Gibbs was being called on to take a test the same day, after a big performance, unless he was not "prepared to provide an adequate specimen."
Gibbs missed two games earlier this season, and before that there were plenty of complaints from the fantasy football community about his low usage. But he is having a historic rookie campaign, with 1,188 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving).
He is just the third rookie in Lions' history with over 1,000 scrimmage yards and 10 total touchdowns. The other two are who you'd expect-Billy Sims (1980) and Barry Sanders (1989).
Gibbs has also passed Mel Farr for the fifth-most scrimmage yards by a Lions' rookie, and his 13 games (every game he has played thus far, as it were) with 50-plus scrimmage yards is tied for third-most by a rookie running back in team history.