San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman played very well on Saturday and that may have caught the attention of the NFL.
Sherman indicated on Twitter that the league drug tested him for PED and HGH use following San Francisco’s 27-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Divisional playoffs.
During the third quarter, Sherman posted a huge interception of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins that turned a possession game into a 24-10 49ers advantage.
Minnesota’s explosive passing attack was mostly held in check by San Francisco’s secondary, which was led by Sherman. Adam Thielen (who was the intended receiver on Sherman’s interception) and Stefon Diggs were held to a combined seven catches for 107 yards a touchdown.
The former Seahawks star has some history with the league in this regard. Back in 2012, Sherman won an appeal after he was issued a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Sherman cited the league made mistakes handling his urine sample and eventually, was not suspended for any wrongdoing.
Following Saturday’s game, Sherman spoke passionately about how people make excuses about why he is still good.
By the looks of it (random or not), some people in the league office wanted another look as well.