Just three-days before the 2017 NFL Draft begins news hits that Michigan’s star Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted urine sample during the NFL combine.
The league was alerted on Monday about the Heisman Trophy’s runner-up’s test results being diluted urine.
The diluted sample is going to be treated as a positive test under the NFL’s drug policy.
All of the teams were notified of the findings since Pepper was a possible first-round pick as a safety or linebacker too.
“Peppers went to the combine. He was sick after flying there from San Diego,” a spokesman for CAA, Peppers’ agency, told ESPN. “He has a history of cramping. Peppers was being pumped with fluids, drinking 8-10 bottles of water before he went to bed, because he was the first guy to work out two days for the LBs and DBs.”
The spokesman continued with saying, “He had to go through the first day, come back on second day, and that was the fear. So Peppers was pounding water and under the weather. He never failed a drug test in his life, nor tested positive for any substance.”
Another potential first-round pick, Alabama linebacker Rueben Foster came back with test resulting in diluted urine too.
Foster’s postive test results came back as “rehydration efforts after a bout with food poisoning.”
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