LOOK: NFL gives James Harrison a surprise after he hints at 2016 return

Less than 24 hours after Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced that he'd likely be returning for a 14th season, the NFL had a special surprise waiting for him: a random drug test!

Apparently, the league loves to test older guys. Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who turns 41 in September, was hit with four random tests in 2015.

Hasselbeck's 43-year-old teammate, Adam Vinatieri, was hit with a random test in January 2015 after hitting a 53-yard field goal in a wild-card win over the Bengals.

As for Harrison, who turns 38 in May, his test notice came on Wednesday morning, and because the Steelers linebacker loves to use social media, he decided to give us all a play-by-play of what exactly happens.

"Beaker I gotta pee in," Harrison said in the video.

"Random PED (performance-enhancing drug). I'll stand here," Harrison says, as he stands in front of a toilet. "I'll stand here like this."

Harrison then lets us know that there's another person in the bathroom with him. "He'll stand there, making sure [the urine's] mine," Harrison says, referring to the guy who collects the samples.

You can see the entire video below.

Random PED test first thing this am! Shorts to the ankles like you did as a kid!

A video posted by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) onFeb 17, 2016 at 4:29am PST

Even though Harrison had to take the test, that doesn't necessarily means he'll be back in 2016. The Steelers linebacker tweeted out on Wednesday that he's still undecided about next season, even though his agent hinted that he would likely return.

If Harrison does return, he better get ready to take lots of 'random' drug tests.

James Harrison doesn't seem like a guy who needs PEDs. (Instagram)
James Harrison doesn't seem like a guy who needs PEDs. (Instagram)
CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Store
NFL Cold Weather Gear
Our Latest Stories