In Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher laid one of the most brutal hits of the season on a kickoff.
Following a game-tying Falcons field goal in the second quarter, Kenjon Barner took back a kickoff to the 35-yard line before he was leveled by Bosher, who flexed and stood over the 195-pound return man.
After the game, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the league rewarded Bosher with a random drug test.
The NFL tests 10 players from each team every week with the 53 players from the active roster, 10 practice squad players and those on the injured reserve or reserve lists are eligible. Names are supposed to be picked randomly by a computer program, but there has been plenty of evidence that the selections are less than random.