Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas called in for random test after Instagram photo with rolled-up cigar

Curtis Rawls
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New York Giants linebacker and defensive captain Jonathan Casillas was selected for a random drug test. The drug test request came a day after he posted a picture on Instagram with what he said was a rolled-up cigar in his hand.

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Casillas was in the Dominican Republic for a wedding this past weekend. He took the infamous picture while sitting on an ATV. The picture was posted with the hashtags #iknowitlookslikeablunt, #andiprobablyshouldn’thavepostedthis, #butthepicssolit, and #shoutouttotheshooter.

Hand rolled Dominican cigar and ATV’s… great combination!! #iknowitlookslikeablunt #andIprobablyshouldnthavepostedthis #butthepicsolit #shoutouttotheshooter @6fo

A post shared by jade_52 (@jade_52) on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:09am PDT


Casillas posted a text message he received from the league the following day. It said he was scheduled for a random drug test. His name was incorrectly spelled in the message but advised he should schedule a test “as soon as possible”.

Random lol, what a coincidence (see previous post) 🤷‍♂️

A post shared by jade_52 (@jade_52) on Apr 9, 2017 at 4:35pm PDT


Casillas was the Giants’ defensive captain last season, his second season with the team. He has not failed a drug test in his seven NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints (2009-12), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013-14), and New England Patriots (2014).

The Buccaneers suspended Casillas for a preseason game in 2014 for a violation of team rules.

Casillas is entering the final year of the three-year, $10.5 million deal signed in 2015. He finished second on the team in tackles (behind All-Pro safety Landon Collins) with 96, eight defended passes, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

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