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Mr. Laz
04-19-2010, 10:56 AM
Sources: Ga. Tech, USC players failed NFL Combine drug test


Fox Sports
Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez
Updated Apr 19, 2010 3:56 AM ET

Every year, a few of the draft’s top prospects appear on the confidential list for failed NFL Scouting Combine drug tests.

FOXSports.com has learned the two biggest names for 2010: Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer and Southern California tight end Anthony McCoy.

Dwyer tested positive in February for amphetamines, but this appears unlikely to hurt his standing as a late first-round/early second-round selection in this week’s draft. A source said the positive test was triggered by a prescription medication that Dwyer has NFL clearance to use for a pre-existing condition.

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“The NFL knew this going into the Combine,” the source said. “Every NFL team is aware of the medication he takes and the confirmation from all the [NFL] doctors involved. Some NFL players take the same medication.”

An early-entry junior with a pounding running style, the 5-foot-11, 229-pound Dwyer rushed for 1,385 yards in both the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

McCoy, who is projected as a second-day pick, tested positive for marijuana

A source told FOXSports.com that McCoy’s representatives (Priority Sports and Entertainment) revealed the positive test to NFL franchises several weeks ago to give teams time to perform due diligence as part of the scouting process. Such honesty paid dividends in 2005 for Priority client Luis Castillo, who admitted to failing a steroid test at the Combine well before the official results were given to NFL clubs. The defensive end was still selected in the first round by San Diego and hasn’t failed a drug test since.

As a senior, McCoy caught 22 passes for 457 yards and one touchdown while struggling with an ankle injury for the second half of the 2009 season. Besides his receiving prowess, the 6-foot-5, 259-pound McCoy is regarded as one of top blocking tight ends in this draft class.

As first reported by FOXSports,.com, Minnesota wide receiver Percy Harvin failed a drug test for marijuana at the 2009 Combine. He was still drafted in the first round and was voted the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year.

DBOSHO
04-19-2010, 10:58 AM
How fucking dumb can you be? Youre about to become a multi millionaire, you SERIOUSLY cant stay away from drugs?

CoMoChief
04-19-2010, 11:09 AM
How ****ing dumb can you be? Youre about to become a multi millionaire, you SERIOUSLY cant stay away from drugs?

What's even dumber is the author of this article, chose to link Dwyer's name in this, when his issue has nothing to do with controlled substances. He has a pre-ex medical condition that requires him to take certain meds, yet they're going to link his name to this story. :shake: At least the NFL knows about it so it won't effect his draft status.

Otter
04-19-2010, 11:12 AM
How ****ing dumb can you be? Youre about to become a multi millionaire, you SERIOUSLY cant stay away from drugs?

Exactly what I was thinking.

You just smoked a $5 million dollar joint dumbass.

KCChiefsMan
04-19-2010, 11:13 AM
marijuana should be removed from these reports. Now if it's pain killers, coke, meth or anything like that then that's a different story. Hell, I'd rather draft a pot head then an alcoholic, wouldn't ya say?

But the fact remains is that pot is still illegal and these players should know better. It is dumb to risk the millions that they are about to get and should lay off the weed.

DJ's left nut
04-19-2010, 11:18 AM
marijuana should be removed from these reports. Now if it's pain killers, coke, meth or anything like that then that's a different story. Hell, I'd rather draft a pot head then an alcoholic, wouldn't ya say?

But the fact remains is that pot is still illegal and these players should know better. It is dumb to risk the millions that they are about to get and should lay off the weed.

Why?

The NFL tests for it and will suspend players for prolonged periods of time for it's use. It has pretty strong addictive properties as well.

If I were looking at a player, I'd want to be damn sure he wasn't so dependant on a substance that would get him drummed from the league that he couldn't stay clean for a couple of months.

It would be beyond braindead to remove it from testing.

Bane
04-19-2010, 11:18 AM
How fucking dumb can you be? Youre about to become a multi millionaire, you SERIOUSLY cant stay away from drugs?

But its so "Baller" to smoke weed...
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KCChiefsMan
04-19-2010, 11:22 AM
Why?

The NFL tests for it and will suspend players for prolonged periods of time for it's use. It has pretty strong addictive properties as well.

If I were looking at a player, I'd want to be damn sure he wasn't so dependant on a substance that would get him drummed from the league that he couldn't stay clean for a couple of months.

It would be beyond braindead to remove it from testing.

ummm, weed isn't addicting whatsoever. It's not bad for you whatsoever, if you use a vape than you get no smoke.

don't believe all of the propaganda that they throw at you about weed being bad for you in any way.

-King-
04-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Why?

The NFL tests for it and will suspend players for prolonged periods of time for it's use. It has pretty strong addictive properties as well.

If I were looking at a player, I'd want to be damn sure he wasn't so dependant on a substance that would get him drummed from the league that he couldn't stay clean for a couple of months.

It would be beyond braindead to remove it from testing.
Weed has addictive properties? News to me.
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DaneMcCloud
04-19-2010, 11:24 AM
How fucking dumb can you be? Youre about to become a multi millionaire, you SERIOUSLY cant stay away from drugs?

5th round picks aren't multi-millionaires.

Pushead2
04-19-2010, 11:24 AM
http://www.veradio.com/blog/serg_ballin.jpg

DJ's left nut
04-19-2010, 11:27 AM
ummm, weed isn't addicting whatsoever. It's not bad for you whatsoever, if you use a vape than you get no smoke.

don't believe all of the propaganda that they throw at you about weed being bad for you in any way.

Oh for ****'s sake.

Yeah, I'm done with the 'pot opens the mind and isn't addictive' conversation with the pothead. Masturbation can be addicting, porn can be addicting; hell, extreme sports and puppies can be. Things that heighten endorphines, etc... absolutely have addictive properties.

A guy just toked his career away and you're honestly trying to say that weed isn't addictive? Give me a break.

Have fun, but I'd suggest you peddle that trash to your nearest 14 year old.

Dave Lane
04-19-2010, 11:29 AM
Weed has addictive properties? News to me.
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Weed is very addictive I did it a few times 35 years ago and its likely I may to it again some time...

Reaper16
04-19-2010, 11:38 AM
Of course weed can be addictive, you dumbshits.

BossChief
04-19-2010, 11:59 AM
To me, its not the weed that bothers me.

Its the issue of carelessness and dedication to the sport and respect for the league and the team that drafts you.

Everyone knows that you will be tested at the combine, if you cant quit for that short amount of time to appear clean for your biggest job interview ever, what does that say about how careless you will be with it and other things once a team pays you a lot of money to represent the team and city?

Them even listing Morgan in this report is bogus as beat hell. That should be nobodies business whatsoever. I just dont see the puppose of listing his name in this at all.

Luis Castillo was taking steroids to rehab his arm and wrote a letter to all 32 owners and gms stating that if he ever failed any type of test while employed in the NFL he would repay 100% of his signing bonus at that point. That is why he remained a first rounder, otherwise it would have killed his stock.

stormtrooper
04-19-2010, 02:55 PM
I've never seen weed hurt anyone. You probably drink it up; but you're better cause weed is illegal even though people get out of control when drinking.

Der Flöprer
04-19-2010, 02:56 PM
I wanted McCoy, but not anymore. If you're too dumb to stay away from pot so you can make millions of dollars, then fuck it. You're not dedicated. Good bye.

Mecca
04-19-2010, 02:58 PM
Hey you should be happy McCoy is probably a 4th or 5th round pick now, if that's the case he's well worth the risk because at worst he's a 10 year blocking TE.

DJ's left nut
04-19-2010, 02:58 PM
I've never seen weed hurt anyone. You probably drink it up; but you're better cause weed is illegal even though people get out of control when drinking.

You fellas do a better job of making my argument for me than I could ever manage on my own...

Sweet Daddy Hate
04-19-2010, 03:44 PM
Hey you should be happy McCoy is probably a 4th or 5th round pick now, if that's the case he's well worth the risk because at worst he's a 10 year blocking TE.

Always good to see the sunshine in these unfortunate incidents! :evil:

jspchief
04-19-2010, 03:48 PM
I've never seen weed hurt anyone. You probably drink it up; but you're better cause weed is illegal even though people get out of control when drinking.You're about to see it hurt McCoy.