Indeed. I'll put up a few snippets from the NFL/NFLPA handbook on the Substance Abuse Policy. These are relevant as Bell was suspended 2 games last year for MJ possession and DUI, and thus he's officially in the Intervention Program--
So they get tested once in the off season, and never during the season... IF, a big if... you have never tested positive or been placed in the NFL Drug Intervention Program. It's so easy to NOT get caught it isn't even funny. But get busted with it, or test positive, then you are now in the program and can be tested multiple times anytime of the year for it. This is why I have little sympathy for those who do get caught. Tons of smarter Vets know how to 'play the game' and get to do what they want without repercussions... Most_Of_The_Time. They pass their one time off season test and Voila... home free until next year. These are the only substances tested for in the off season (all year for Drug Intervention players)
This was to be a huge payday year for Bell too. Now, between this and the MCL/PCL rehab mystery, I have no idea what his future holds.
Oh he missed "Many" tests! LOL and SMH...
Up to this point on the oline I have been happy if the kids remember to get their hands up for blocking but this year we are going to start working on hand position, so a new drill we are going to do is called clapping the wrist. It is a quick drill that will get their hands in proper position with thumbs up, it gets their elbows in tight to the body and to make the calpping noise you have to get your hands up their fast.
We'll see how it works.
When I originally read the story, I wondered if Bell could appeal using the excuse that he was on vacation somewhere. From what you wrote, I guess not. It's unfortunate -- he could be a very productive player if he showed better judgment and made smarter decisions.
Welcome jseg18!!! We will pretend that you were not even close to being a Niner fan. No, from Montana and then Young they were fun to watch. I hope we all have fun this year. I do not think the Colts are going to be 3rd in the South.....Have fun.