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fordfixer
04-02-2009, 08:38 PM
Top DT prospect Raji tests positive for drug

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/vi ... p?t=534250 (http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=534250)

Posted: April 2, 2009
Sporting News staff reports

Defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who is projected as a first-round selection by Sporting News, had a positive drug test at February's NFL Combine in Indianapolis, SI.com reports.

The drug that came up in the positive test result is unknown at this time, however, Raji tested positive for marijuana while at Boston College.

NFL teams will receive an official list of players who tested positive at the Combine. SI.com sources say Raji's name will be on the list.

Brian Murphy, chief operating officer of Athletes First, which represents Raji, told SI.com that there will be no comment on "rumors from unnamed sources."

Raji missed the 2007 college season with academic problems.

SteelerNation1
04-02-2009, 09:06 PM
Is it turd or terd??? WHat a dope!

RuthlessBurgher
04-02-2009, 09:07 PM
Is it turd or terd??? WHat a dope!

Turd has a "u" and Nerd has an "e" :mrgreen:

frankthetank1
04-03-2009, 07:14 AM
who cares? randy moss tested positive for weed before the draft

RuthlessBurgher
04-03-2009, 07:45 AM
who cares? randy moss tested positive for weed before the draft

And he has two less Super Bowl rings than Hines Ward. :mrgreen:

Oviedo
04-03-2009, 08:03 AM
The stupidity of these players is amazing. He probably just dropped himself out of the Top 10 and maybe the Top 20 cpsting himself hundreds of thousands of dolars.

Ron Brace may have just become a little more valuable a commodity.

Jom112
04-03-2009, 09:53 AM
Now it's being reported that Percy Harvin and Vontae Davis have failed as well for weed.

Then Cushing and Matthews failed for steroids (No big surprise there though)...

Oviedo
04-03-2009, 09:57 AM
Now it's being reported that Percy Harvin and Vontae Davis have failed as well for weed.

Then Cushing and Matthews failed for steroids (No big surprise there though)...

That should move all of them higher on the Bumgals draft board :stirpot

RuthlessBurgher
04-03-2009, 10:15 AM
Now it's being reported that Percy Harvin and Vontae Davis have failed as well for weed.

Then Cushing and Matthews failed for steroids (No big surprise there though)...

This is not good news. All were projected to go in the first round, thereby pushing other quality prospects down to us at #32. Now if a few of those guys slide out of the first round, there could be that many less players for us to choose from, because guys that we thought might be available at #32 may now go earlier than we thought.

Jom112
04-03-2009, 10:15 AM
Now it's being reported that Percy Harvin and Vontae Davis have failed as well for weed.

Then Cushing and Matthews failed for steroids (No big surprise there though)...

That should move all of them higher on the Bumgals draft board :stirpot

I would disagree with you, but we brought in Tank Johnson for a visit yesterday. I hate the Bengals F.O...

RuthlessBurgher
04-03-2009, 10:16 AM
Now it's being reported that Percy Harvin and Vontae Davis have failed as well for weed.

Then Cushing and Matthews failed for steroids (No big surprise there though)...

That should move all of them higher on the Bumgals draft board :stirpot

I would disagree with you, but we brought in Tank Johnson for a visit yesterday. I hate the Bengals F.O...

At this point, it is more like the Bengals F.U. :lol:

MeetJoeGreene
04-03-2009, 12:21 PM
What a dope.....(pun intended).

I mean they KNOW that they will be drug tested at the combine, correct? But they don't have either the brains or self-discipline to abstain beforehand?

Many companies have polices where, as a condition of being hired, you must pass as drug test.

fordfixer
04-04-2009, 10:29 AM
By Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports 9 hours, 41 minutes ago

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ap_urmCQ3v.UEZMFw6owQ85DubYF?slug=jc-combinedrugs040309&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)

Yahoo! Sports

The doctor who administers the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs told highly regarded USC linebackers Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews Jr. on Friday that neither tested positive for banned substances, including steroids, according to sources close to both players.

Cushing and Matthews were included in previous reports indicating that up to six prominent players had tested positive for performance-enhancing or recreational drugs in tests administered in February at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Also named were Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji, Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis, Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin and UTEP kicker Jose Martinez. Cushing, Raji, Davis and Harvin all are projected to be first-round picks in the NFL draft later this month.

NFLDraftbible.com reported that Cushing and Matthews tested positive for steroids and the other four for marijuana. SI.com, meanwhile, also reported that Raji had tested positive for a banned substance.
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The sources said Cushing and Matthews both went straight to Dr. John Lombardo to find out about the reports. The sources said the two players were told by Lombardo, who administers the league’s drug policy, that they had nothing to worry about. The sources said Lombardo further explained to the players that if they had tested positive, they already would have received letters indicating as much. The letters reportedly were sent out three weeks ago, and the sources said that neither player received such a letter.

Representatives for Cushing, Matthews and Davis issued statements asserting that their clients hadn’t tested positive. The sources close to Cushing and Matthews had no personal knowledge of whether the other four players named in the report had received letters.

A statement issued by the NFL also indicated that any players who had tested positive should already have been notified, and explained clubs have not been informed of the results of the drug screenings that were done at the combine.

“Neither the 32 clubs nor the league office know the results of drug or steroid tests taken at the 2009 combine,” the statement read. “The independent medical advisors who administer the tests have notified in writing those players and only those players who tested positive at the combine.”

It’s unclear if these reports will have any impact on the draft. If teams find out that any players have tested positive, their draft stock will decline significantly. A player rated in the first round could easily slip to the second round if reports such as these proved to be true.

“Unfortunately, rumors about draft eligible players, including rumors about test results, begin to circulate every year at this time,” the NFL’s statement read. “Many of these rumors are circulated for self-serving reasons and they are terribly unfair to the players and their families.”

Tom Condon, who represents Cushing, was particularly strong in his response to the report.

“There is no truth to the vicious and false rumor regarding Brian Cushing’s drug test at the Combine,” Condon said. “Brian, in fact, has been informed by league representatives that his test result was negative for any banned substances. Furthermore, neither the league office nor Brian’s representatives have been contacted regarding a positive test.”

Mark Humenik, who is one of the agents for Matthews, and Todd France, who represents Davis, also issued statements refuting the reports. Humenik’s company, Athletes First, also represents Raji, but Humenik said he had yet to confirm that Raji hadn’t received a letter – but he believed his client had not. The agents for Harvin and Martinez did not return messages.