Murray almost late to get royal honor
If you didn’t believe that drugs tests on athletes really are random, well, have a chat with Andy Murray.
Murray, who won gold at the 2012 Olympics, won the 2012 U.S. Open, and claimed this year’s Wimbledon title, was invited to Buckingham Palace to get a little love for his stellar showing.
Murray, after all, was the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years, so Tuesday he was honored with Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince William -- but not without some consternation.
Murray was apparently drug tested several hours before the ceremony and was almost late.
In the middle of a drug test hahaha I'm goin to be late!!!— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) October 17, 2013
Murray, who is currently out of action after undergoing season-ending back surgery, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend and parents and spoke to Prince William for about a minute while receiving the honor.
"He just asked me about my surgery and asked me how I had been since Wimbledon," said Murray, who added that he would back training in four weeks.
Murray also revealed that Prince William's wife, Kate, wrote a letter to him after Wimbledon.
"I told him her handwriting is fantastic," Murray said.
We’re glad Murray didn’t miss his shindig, but this reminded us of another famed drug-testing encounter with Lolo Jones, who dragged testers out with her for her birthday.
I was chosen to be drug tested right before I left for my bday party, so the drug testers were obligated to shadow me until i peed in a cup.— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 6, 2013
They asked me to pee at 8. I dragged em to my dinner and went at 11:45pm... They said they didn't know it was my birthday and I had plans.— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 6, 2013
At least these two know how to still have a little fun.