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'They are trying to clone me': Browns DE Myles Garrett receives another request for drug test

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 12:30:07-04

CLEVELAND — Death, taxes and Myles Garrett being notified he must test for performance-enhancing substances.

On Friday, just after his Thursday night outing against the Denver Broncos, the Browns star defensive end received a notification that he was being summoned for a performance-enhancing substance test.

While getting randomly selected for drug tests in the NFL is part of the gig, Garrett has been tested more often than most would qualify as "random."

The first time Garrett shared he had been asked to test for performance enhancing substances was after going sleeveless in a game against the Minnesota Vikings.

"I might have been scaring folks. If I got another drug test coming then I'll have to put on sleeves again," Garrett joked.

But the joke ended up becoming reality when Garrett went sleeveless again against the Cardinals—and received a notice that he was again required to get a drug screening.

"I go sleeveless TWO TIMES and get “randomly” drug tested BOTH times… I’d try 3 for 3 but they can miss me with the blood draw not the vibe. #SleevelessMyles is retired," Garrett wrote on Twitter.

On Thursday, Garrett went back to sleeves, but that still didn't stop him from getting a third request for another performance enhancing test.

While Garrett's muscles were covered on Thursday, there was no hiding his talent. He had 1.5 sacks, despite the numerous missed holding calls on him. Garrett has 9.5 sacks for the season and 52 sacks for his career, passing Michael Dean Perry for the second-most sacks by a Brown, only behind Clay Matthews.

Sleeveless, sleeves on—it seems there's no way around it. Maybe the league is trying to clone Garrett after all.

RELATED: Myles Garrett to ditch sleeveless look after second random drug test

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (33-29)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (47-42)

WEEK 6 · L· Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (37-14)

WEEK 7 · W · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (17-14)

WEEK 8 · L · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (15-10)

WEEK 9 · W · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (41-16)

WEEK 10 · L · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (45-7)

WEEK 11 · W · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (13-10)

WEEK 12 · L · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (16-10)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · W · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (24-22)

WEEK 15 · L · Mon Dec. 20 · 5:00 PM Las Vegas Raiders (16-14)

WEEK 16 · L · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (24-22)

WEEK 17 · L · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (26-14)

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