Eric Reid needs to ‘get over’ random drug tests - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • The NFL released a statement defending their position on the amount of drug tests given to Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid. Stephen A. Smith, Damien Woody and Max Kellerman of First Take react and give their stance on whether they feel Reid was targeted by the NFL.
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Comments • 405

  • Knowledge and Master of Self

    ‘The most sophisticated aspect of White Supremacy is that you do not have to be White to be a White Supremacist’ - Dr John Henrik Clarke
    Stephen A Smith has been epitomizing the entire time he has been on ESPN

  • Gavin Sheets
    Gavin Sheets 4 months ago

    Max stop talking about collusion because if we wanna talk about collusion then let’s talk about how Tim Tebow got Christian balled.

  • ShrekLiveActionMovie420

    So? If he ain't doing drugs he ain't got nothing to worry about right? This happens to everyone out here in the real world. Why the fuck should we feel bad for a multi millionaire athlete?

  • Moe Brown
    Moe Brown 4 months ago

    How tf can anybody take the nfl’s word on anything?! Here they are explaining too the world that them the producers couldn’t be wrong? And wen tf did the suspect start being the judge and the jury 🤦🏾‍♂️ah suspect will tell u anything 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • William Schwab
    William Schwab 4 months ago

    Eric Reid lied about the amount of drug tests he took.... Yet blacks don't care because every single thing bad that happens to abblack man is the white man's fault. Then you let a liberal Jew be your leader because he panders to blacks. Pathetic!

  • arturo brewster
    arturo brewster 4 months ago

    the integrity of the nfl is so ify, one holding penalty in one place is not a penalty on the other team in the same game or place and same thing in another place,so refs make up whatever they want.

  • John beason
    John beason 4 months ago

    Here we go again. More BS crybaby victim status. REID YOU WERE GIVEN A CHANCE AND PLAYED LIKE SHIT. Bum. Hey no concrete evidence to support it but let’s pull the race card and dismiss facts as speculation.

  • Anything Everything
    Anything Everything 4 months ago

  • The BIack Nerd
    The BIack Nerd 4 months ago

    crazy how max actually the one talking sense as stephen A. is acting like hes sucking the dick of the NFL

  • ckneasel
    ckneasel 4 months ago

    Oh look the liberal media sticking up for a liar...

  • ckneasel
    ckneasel 4 months ago

    Fucking Max Kellerman, please shut the fuck up... 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

  • c2daj100
    c2daj100 4 months ago

    Stephen A. Smith.......SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!

  • kvmi1986
    kvmi1986 4 months ago

    Max is the dumbest talking head on tv ever.

  • brah For real?
    brah For real? 4 months ago +1

    Max is a leftist square what a sack of crap 💩

  • Ed Neg
    Ed Neg 4 months ago


  • matt newman
    matt newman 4 months ago +5

    Why are’t these ESPN baboons saying the wildly obvious thing: Eric Reid completely and knowingly lied about how many times he was tested?? Did this never cross their SJW minds?

  • GreezyMajor 17
    GreezyMajor 17 4 months ago

    This Is The Epitome Of BS, Like WTF‼️, 7 Times In 11 Weeks, 5 Illegal Hit Fines, He Didnt Even Have A Job Till Week 5 I Believe, And By Chance As Soon As He Came Out About It, The Test Became More Random, NFL Please Yall Can Try To Sel This BS But Nobody Is Buying

  • Journal Wright
    Journal Wright 4 months ago

    This is just another distraction from police brutality. When will Eric Reid stop being petty in regards to bickering with Malcolm Jenkins, placing illegal hits on QBs, kneeling during the national anthem, and complaining about random drug testing to focus on ending police brutality?

  • David Taylor
    David Taylor 4 months ago

    Kellerman is a scholar and a gentleman. He definitely thinks outside the box.

  • LSD 1018
    LSD 1018 4 months ago

    Stephen A. Smith won. Debate over!!!!!

  • MILFMAN1986
    MILFMAN1986 4 months ago

    Max and skip seem to speak up for blacks more than sas does sas is an ass kisser not as bad as whitlock though sas seems to have an identify crisis alot of the times he is kissing the ass of whites then they are times where he remembers he is black which is rare

  • Jamie Heltman
    Jamie Heltman 4 months ago +2

    Max playing the “woke” white guy again.

  • Gabriel Arnett
    Gabriel Arnett 4 months ago

    Since Stephen A buck dancing and being a ''SELL OUT'' I have too give this a thumbs down..

  • Denny Roman
    Denny Roman 4 months ago

    Why is the NFL worrying about Gambling money. HHMM
    its FREEDOM league time.

  • Denny Roman
    Denny Roman 4 months ago

    7 times in 11 weeks is to much

  • elohim soldier
    elohim soldier 4 months ago

    Buck dancing 🕺 koon

  • GunsGiftsGalleries
    GunsGiftsGalleries 4 months ago

    If Stephan A was an actor he'd be Sean Coonery

  • Jordan Salmond
    Jordan Salmond 4 months ago

    SAS needs to paint his face white... I hate when we need to hear SAS play devil advocate let someone else play the role!

  • ShadyBwady
    ShadyBwady 4 months ago

    Honestly who even cares if its not random.. it's the NFLs rules like.. and just take your money over drugs like... ugh

  • Adrian Livar
    Adrian Livar 4 months ago

    When are NFL owners going to be forced to sell their teams for being racists just like what happened to the clippers? It's time to get rid of these biggots.

  • Hundooey does it
    Hundooey does it 4 months ago

    Pissing in a cup is not hard especially if u know its clean. Nigga ain't got any bigger problems?

  • Bo Rood
    Bo Rood 4 months ago +2

    Reid is a liar and a moron. A real dumbass. He needs to move to Liberia and go catch the Ebola.

  • Itscool2beU
    Itscool2beU 4 months ago

    Stfu Stephen a smith what happened to u

  • blackmanwithcomputer
    blackmanwithcomputer 4 months ago +2

    Wtf was Max on about?
    Meanwhile, Eric Reid has been exposed by teammates for lying about how many times he was tested.

    • GreezyMajor 17
      GreezyMajor 17 4 months ago

      The First Problem With That Is You Have A Computer And Logs Literally Explaining He Was Tested Many Times Off “Random”, His Teammates Don’t Know How Many Times He Was Tested, How Would They Go Out Figuring That Out Second, And Third And Final Its A RUMOR

  • Robert Reese
    Robert Reese 4 months ago

    Shocking, another player who cries victim is found to be full of shit. Michael Bennett lied about the cops being racist too. Why the fuck does everyone want to be a victim??????

  • The Sober Truth
    The Sober Truth 4 months ago

    Bullshit. Call a spade a spade. The racist ass NFL is targeting Reid to get him out of the league............POINT BLANK

  • Jay Craig
    Jay Craig 4 months ago

    Eric reid at some point tested positive and is now in testing pool "they wont breach confidentially of player" because he pissed hot before

  • Ben Adek
    Ben Adek 4 months ago

    NFL lying 🤥!!!!

  • Cody Martin
    Cody Martin 4 months ago

    Didn't get a job? He's playing for the fucking Panthers you idiot. Max is a snowflake.

  • Amina Farah
    Amina Farah 4 months ago

    Fat bastard was more animated when a certain bills player quit his job, '' how dare u quit'' but when it comes to race talk and injustices in the NFL by white racist billionaires '' oh ive been test multiples time''' should have given us the exact numbers multiple times can be 2 times 3 times 4 times all in the norm.

  • greenmantis2009
    greenmantis2009 4 months ago

    The white guy sounds like a guy with an IQ of 70 talking about math..
    Lack of diversity among ownership? This PC BS is getting too far....what if blacks are not smart enough to become millionaires?
    Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk are all white billionaires, coincidence?

  • Thomas Pope
    Thomas Pope 4 months ago

    Max is wrong again. Nothing new.

  • Safeena Choud
    Safeena Choud 4 months ago

    Mane what have realised in life is when shit ain’t on your shoes you can say whatever wanna say like dumb ass SAS

  • Gray Smith
    Gray Smith 4 months ago

    Max is very ill-informed. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be rude, but he makes this topic about race for no damn reason, and to say that a lack of African American billionaires is due ONLY because of slavery is a close-minded, tunnel-visioned, and untrue statement. Does it play a role? Of course. Does it play the majority role? No it doesn't. I'm not saying black folks perhaps aren't targeted by police officers. Perhaps they are, I simply can't answer that as a white man. Do I believe that their are some element of black culture that need to fixed in order to create more opportunities for themselves? I absolutely believe that. They have every legal and I would even say every social avenue to reach the promise land of the good life. Slavery does play a role today, but if we keep bringing it up like it's the end all be all for our race relations, then no race of any kind in America will ever advance. I mean all of this with the most respect.

  • Tony Jackson
    Tony Jackson 4 months ago

    Now you see why LBJ said what he said. You drug test a person every game who does not have history of any banned drugs? I am crazy right, and there union rolling with the league. They need to strike after next season.

  • Da Greazy
    Da Greazy 4 months ago

    they test who they want to drug test

  • Linkz GP
    Linkz GP 4 months ago +1

    Max Kellerman is that white guy that tries to show black people that he's cool

  • Sports Drama
    Sports Drama 4 months ago

    Sad to see this is not the only case in pro sports and that the NFL is attempting to make Reed look bad because they proved it wasn't exactly 7 times SMH.

  • raf154
    raf154 4 months ago


  • Roque Lopez
    Roque Lopez 4 months ago

    No one was screaming racism when James Harrison was tested everyman day but NOW its racist? Yall running out of shit to bitch about😂

  • FMR393
    FMR393 4 months ago

    wtf is Max talking about? why in the hell would the owners get involved in social justice bullshit, especially when it doesnt involve them. The owners arent politicians or law enforcement. Thats like asking NBA owners to get involved in trying to solve illegal immigration

  • Patrick Jones
    Patrick Jones 4 months ago

    7 times in a 12 game Season most guys never get tested in a Season one guy 7 times get the you know what outta here. Eric may be time to Sue the NFLPA as well

  • Frederick0220
    Frederick0220 4 months ago +2

    The NFLPA revealed today that Eric Reid is a lying fraudulent scumbag who exaggerated the number of times he was tested.

    • Matti Suffron
      Matti Suffron 4 months ago

      You'd be better off just admitting that you'd hoped he'd smoked some bud when he wasn't signed and you were praying you could catch that...when I say you, I mean the NFL, not you personally

    • Matti Suffron
      Matti Suffron 4 months ago

      +Frederick0220 ya, I read it. It said a "source" told Rappoport that he wasn't tested as many times as he claimed. What source? The same source that investigated the NFL, who happens to investigate itself? Please..why would they defend the algorithm argument so strongly if it wasn't actually 7 times.

    • Frederick0220
      Frederick0220 4 months ago

      +Matti Suffron LOL, it's right in the beginning of the article!
      "Panthers safety Eric Reid was drug-tested this season, but apparently not the seven times that he claimed.
      A joint statement from the NFL and NFLPA released Wednesday denied the notion that Reid was targeted unfairly for drug testing and called the amount of times he was tested “normal” after an independent investigation."

    • Matti Suffron
      Matti Suffron 4 months ago

      None of that says he wasn't tested 7 times. Your argument is that he's lying about the number of times he was tested. The NFL never denies it wasn't 7

    • Frederick0220
      Frederick0220 4 months ago +1

      LOL, there are many, but here are a couple:
      +Matti Suffron

  • Freddy Johnson
    Freddy Johnson 4 months ago +2

    So now that's the Panthers season is over do y'all think Eric Reid will still be as vocal about social injustices as he is during the regular season??...

    • Matti Suffron
      Matti Suffron 4 months ago

      What a dumb can he be as vocal if there isn't a mic in front of his face every Sunday? Think before you write...

  • BaldBlackBearded
    BaldBlackBearded 4 months ago +1


  • Jakob Rivera
    Jakob Rivera 4 months ago

    Let’s be real here. The NFL and MLB is conservatively homogeneous, while the NBA is tolerant for political protest. The NFL is trying to weed out the remaining players who protest, and Eric Reed is the leading figure among the remaining left. The NFL is just WAITING for Reed to slip up so they can have excuse to provide punishment.
    And for you Stephen A, man what a way to reject cultural identity. The black body is systematically oppressed and degraded in this country. With your media/celebrity platform you should be promoting counter movement against the oppressors, but you’re out here telling Reed to stop.

  • To Release is To Resolve
    To Release is To Resolve 4 months ago +1

    Comment section is filled with so many ignorant niggas.

  • macpumperkinz
    macpumperkinz 4 months ago

    idk why people trust the nfls word on this, of course theyre gonna say it was random

    SWERVE 4 months ago

    If you take a step back and look at the plight of other countries, this stuff is so fickle...

  • Dame Dolla
    Dame Dolla 4 months ago

    bottom line u dont do drugs u have nothing to worry about.........making urself look guilty

  • Brian Johnson
    Brian Johnson 4 months ago

    If that's random testing he should play the Powerball if he's that LUCKY. Nflpa is the weakest and most sorryest of ALL MAJOR LEAGUES.

  • The NERO
    The NERO 4 months ago

    How can you take PEDs and still be part of one of the shittiest secondary units in nfl?

  • byron lee
    byron lee 4 months ago

    Fuck white Massa Max and Eric Ried.

  • BaahBen
    BaahBen 4 months ago

    Max STFU

  • BaahBen
    BaahBen 4 months ago

    This guy Max is the biggest black ass kisser on television. What an a-hole.

  • Pepper The GOAT
    Pepper The GOAT 4 months ago

    You don’t need to drug test anyone on any team that loses 8 games straight

  • Boston Bruins
    Boston Bruins 4 months ago

    Jet’s hire Miami head coach

  • Sloke1001 X6
    Sloke1001 X6 4 months ago

    I'm a panthers fan and black and he needs to get over it, u can't fight every battle yeah its unfair but focus on the more important issues, the lawsuit, social justice, no minority owners in the sport, the NFL does what they want until backed into a corner, you're not backing them into a corner with this so move on

  • Jordon Malick
    Jordon Malick 4 months ago

    Eric Reid lied about how often he was getting tested. The radical can fuck off. That's why Anquan Bolden and Malcolm Jenkins don't fuck with him. Reid can't be trusted to be real.

  • emaj2323
    emaj2323 4 months ago

    They dont drug test Lebron freak ass like that in the nba ........???

  • Loy Jones
    Loy Jones 4 months ago

    #ConPirm (Confirm). Thought it was funny........

  • JussHaten11
    JussHaten11 4 months ago

    ... So what did SAS say that makes him an Uncle Tom names etc., ... All I see in the comments lol. What exactly did he say?

  • Mr Smarty Pants
    Mr Smarty Pants 4 months ago +3

    32 NFL teams..
    70% black..
    0 black owners..
    1 Arab owner...

    • damomand
      damomand 4 months ago

      Mr Smarty-pants shows how ignorant and dumb you are. Mr. Khan is not Arab, he’s of South Asian descent (country of Pakistan).

    • Nick R. Hader
      Nick R. Hader 4 months ago

      Prisons: 96% black

  • LegendofVII
    LegendofVII 4 months ago +17


    • rotoninja
      rotoninja 4 months ago +1

      That's because it didn't happen. If he felt he was being targeted, he would've thrown the BS flag at the 3rd time at least.

    • Gabriel Arnett
      Gabriel Arnett 4 months ago

      Agreed! @LegendofVII

    • Forgem Nos
      Forgem Nos 4 months ago

      Yeah. There's a bit much.

  • MasteR BlasteR
    MasteR BlasteR 4 months ago +1

    Suck it up black PEOPLE. Sad children. Edit: max better hope he never runs into me. Pathetic pos

  • Erik Hopkins
    Erik Hopkins 4 months ago +1

    I SEE where Stephen A is coming from. He's not coonin' at all.

  • Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj 4 months ago +2

    Retire Reid please

    • Matti Suffron
      Matti Suffron 4 months ago

      Why would he retire?

    • Jayce
      Jayce 4 months ago

      He's only 27. He's still young

  • Power is Taken
    Power is Taken 4 months ago

    S.A.S. still conning for that pay check.

  • Opie the trucker
    Opie the trucker 4 months ago

    Drug testing itself is a violation. Who gives a shit what you do in your off time. Ridiculous. One of the most ridiculous notions ever created by mankind. Idiocy. It doesn't affect your ability to do your job as long as you do your job. Get so sick and tired of the bullshit control. Don't matter, it will all be legal soon, and won't have to go thru this garbage. Nosy ass people, mind your own damn business

  • Cail Beats
    Cail Beats 4 months ago +1

    Max sounds so dumb

  • The Elder Twelve
    The Elder Twelve 4 months ago +2

    Using "slavery" as why black people aren't billionaires Max?

  • Charissa Thompson
    Charissa Thompson 4 months ago

    Reid and brown are drama queens

  • G_GlasgowRFC
    G_GlasgowRFC 4 months ago +1

    Max was a rich kid, who thinks all white people have it easy lol. Nah, Max...most people are struggling to pay bills, you dumb fuck!

  • TheKingofKings2272
    TheKingofKings2272 4 months ago

    People really really questioning the blackness of Stephen A over this. Lol

  • Brian Janssen
    Brian Janssen 4 months ago

    Smells like bullshit.

  • beatzinbag
    beatzinbag 4 months ago

    this is a bunch of b******* I know somebody played in the league for nine years and was only drug tested three times and he had a DUI arrest so get the f*** out of here with that

  • braden coleman
    braden coleman 4 months ago

    Is Stephen A wrong tho?

  • mrcooldeadly85
    mrcooldeadly85 4 months ago +1

    SAS want to be Whitlock now. If ESPN was to do the same to him, he'll be complaining as well.

  • Pepper Brooks
    Pepper Brooks 4 months ago

    Black people: Eric Reid is kneeling down for social injustices therefore I will support him through everything, even if he’s lying that he’s being targeted for drug testing cuz he wants more clout.

  • T Randles
    T Randles 4 months ago

    coonin a smith ! at it again

  • MySportsReviews
    MySportsReviews 4 months ago

    NFL full of shit. They were targeting that man constantly. They were waiting for him to slip up.

  • Christopher Mccarroll
    Christopher Mccarroll 4 months ago +2

    I mean the league has reason to be suspicious. You would have to be on drugs to support Colin Kaepernick.

    • Kev. Mill
      Kev. Mill 4 months ago +1

      Just close your mouth and hold your nose already!

    • Amina Farah
      Amina Farah 4 months ago +1

      u have to be on drugs to think shooting unarmed Americans is fine

  • Carl Rice
    Carl Rice 4 months ago

    Because it happened to Woody does not mean its "normal". Normal would mean that more than half of the people have experienced this. I dont believe more than half of the nfl players have been tested 7-10 times. And Smith is the best company man of all time. Whatever marching orders he is given, he'll just put his trademark screaming into it

  • Lance
    Lance 4 months ago +1

    Did we actually think they were going to find any evidence!!! Duhhh

  • DK1
    DK1 4 months ago

    We the black community would like to swap Stephen A for Max. And we'll also give you his barber.

  • Demetrius Harris
    Demetrius Harris 4 months ago +1

    I just asked my uncle, Corey L. Harris, who played 12 years in NFL; won Super Bowl with Ravens and was the safety on that 2000 Defense....he said that being tested 7 times is VERY ABNORMAL. You may get tested once or twice. Maaaybe 3. In 12 years, he was never tested more than twice in a season. So 7 times is very abnormal. Even worse, 7 times is extremely abnormal in 11 weeks....So I can say he was being targeted.

  • Jesse Cab
    Jesse Cab 4 months ago

    Stephen A. Smith is a

  • Mr. do it yourself
    Mr. do it yourself 4 months ago +1

    If they drug tested everyone in the NFL then half of the players would be suspended

  • Scooter Staxz
    Scooter Staxz 4 months ago +3

    Stephan A is becoming annoying 🤦🏾‍♂️ his face really disgusts me sometimes

  • Brandon Cyrus
    Brandon Cyrus 4 months ago

    Not really sure what SAS is trying to say. Should we have told Rosa Parks to “get over it”? Should we have told MLK to get over it? No! So if u really think the man is being targeted, how can u tell him to just “get over it”?