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HEAV
04-05-2009, 11:34 AM
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.


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.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-combinedrugs040309&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2009, 11:37 AM
NFLDraftbible.com better watch out, or they may get their asses sued.

Rabb
04-05-2009, 11:39 AM
I am sure this was started by someone that wants them to drop in the draft so they can get them, some teams better watch out or they will be accused of something (not sure if it is tampering or what)

Bronx33
04-05-2009, 11:45 AM
I am sure this was started by someone that wants them to drop in the draft so they can get them, some teams better watch out or they will be accused of something (not sure if it is tampering or what)


Or it's being orchestrated by bus cooks school of deception Hilarious!

Rohirrim
04-05-2009, 01:15 PM
If they catch whoever "leaked" this, their team should lose draft picks. You hear that, Darth Hoodie?

Pony Boy
04-05-2009, 04:24 PM
This is the ESPN link on Raji
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=4037535