REPORT: Jabrill Peppers Fails Drug Test Just Ahead Of NFL Draft

NFL Combine - Day 6

When will these athletes ever learn.

Former Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers is not doing himself any favors.  With the NFL draft just days away, a report surfaced on Monday stating Peppers failed a drug test at the NFL combine because of a diluted sample.

Via Profootball Talk:

“NFL teams now have more questions about Jabrill Peppers than what position he’ll play.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Michigan hybrid safety tested positive for a dilute sample at the Scouting Combine.

And just like Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, Peppers got out in front of the news by claiming he was overly hydrated in a statement sent out by his agency CAA.

“Peppers went to the combine, the statement read. “He was sick after flying there from San Diego. 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. He had to go through that 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 before for any substance.”

Peppers is the second marquee prospect to fail a drug test because of a diluted sample—the other being Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster, who blamed cramping and diarrhea for his diluted test.

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