A report came out on NFLDraftBible.com that threw out a couple of high profile college prospect names that reportedly failed a drug test at the NFL combine for either marijuana or steroids.
With the rumors running all over the net, the NFL has stepped in, and has released the following statement about the situation, basically saying in so many words that it’s not true.
“Neither the 32 clubs nor the league office know the results of drug or steroid tests taken at the 2009 Combine. The independent medical advisors who administer the tests have notified in writing those players and only those players who tested positive at the Combine. Unfortunately, rumors about draft eligible players, including rumors about test results, begin to circulate every year at this time. Many of these rumors are circulated for self-serving reasons and they are terribly unfair to the players and their families.”
The site reported that USC linebackers Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing tested positive for steroids and that Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji, Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis, University of Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin and UTEP kicker Jose Martinez tested positive for marijuana.
Of course anything like that being true in anyway would have a big impact on their draft status, and the league evidently felt it was time to step in and make sure teams knew that none of the news from the site was true.