Saints Punter Blake Gillikin Hit With ‘Random’ Drug Test After 81-Yard Punt

New Orleans Saints punter Blake Gillikin had a monster, 81-yard punt against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. His reward from the NFL league office? A ‘random’ drug test.

Early on in the third quarter with the ball sitting on his team’s 15-yard line, Gillikin decided to show off his leg and take advantage of some helping wind.

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He managed to completely flip the field and nearly pinned the ball inside the five-yard line before it flipped into the end zone for the touchback 81 yards later.

While it may have been downwind, this is an absolute bomb of a punt.

Gillikin woke up this morning to a text from the NFL letting him know that he needed to get to the team facility for a drug test.

You can’t make this sort of story up.

A punter hits a moonshot and the league’s immediate response is to drug test him after a meaningless preseason game, no less. At least he’s taking the impromptu drug test in stride and having a little fun with it on social media.

Gillikin finished seventh in the NFL a year ago averaging 47.7 yards per boot. His longest punt last was 63 yards.

Written by Mark Harris

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