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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Prospect Talk

Postby bungle613 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:36 pm

Per Rotoworld

SI.com reports that Boston College DT B.J. Raji failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

The drug is undisclosed, but Raji allegedly tested positive for marijuana in his senior season. Raji will immediately go into the NFL's drug program, but it's hard to know how badly this affects his stock. It undoubtedly sends up a red flag. Raji missed all of '07 due to academic issues, and it shows irresponsibility that he'd be using drugs at such an important time in his life.


Just dumb.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Prospect Talk

Postby PMoneyTKE » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:53 am

bungle613 wrote:Per Rotoworld

SI.com reports that Boston College DT B.J. Raji failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

The drug is undisclosed, but Raji allegedly tested positive for marijuana in his senior season. Raji will immediately go into the NFL's drug program, but it's hard to know how badly this affects his stock. It undoubtedly sends up a red flag. Raji missed all of '07 due to academic issues, and it shows irresponsibility that he'd be using drugs at such an important time in his life.


Just dumb.


Nice!....maybe he'll fall to the Colts now! :-b
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Prospect Talk

Postby stomperrob » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:51 pm

re: other leaked results...

League, others refute report of positive drug tests
Posted: Draft, News | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, Drug testing, NFL Scouting Combine, Vontae Davis
Monday, April 6 2009

A website that focuses on the NFL draft recently reported that some draft-eligible players had tested positive for drugs. However, an NFL spokesman refuted that report Friday, saying “neither the 32 clubs nor the league office know the results of drug or steroid tests taken at the 2009 Combine.”

“The independent medical advisors who administer the tests have notified in writing those players –- and only those players -– who tested positive at the Combine,” the spokesman said in a statement. “Unfortunately, rumors about draft-eligible players, including rumors about test results, begin to circulate every year at this time. Many of these rumors are circulated for self-serving reasons, and they are terribly unfair to the players and their families.”

USC coach Pete Carroll was quick to defend Trojans LBs Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews, both of whom were named in the report. Carroll said he had talked to the drug-testing service and that Cushing and Matthews were cleared.

“These rumors are absolutely false,” said Carroll, according to USC’s official website. “If they were found positive, Clay and Cush would have been notified three weeks ago, which they weren’t, and all of the NFL teams would have been notified, too, which they weren’t.

“They’re both men of outstanding character and they never tested positive for anything here,” Carroll said. “This is an major example of irresponsible reporting, and the site that published this report should be ashamed of themselves.”

A lawyer at Athletes First, which represents Matthews, sent an e-mail to the website in question, saying, “Neither Clay nor our office has received notification of any positive test, whether for steroids or any banned substance.”

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rest of article: http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/04/03/league- ... rug-tests/
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Prospect Talk

Postby stomperrob » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:35 pm

DT prospect Raji: ‘I’m happy the truth is out’
Posted: Around The Web | NFL.com Staff | Tags: B.J. Raji

Boston College DT B.J. Raji, projected to be a top-15 pick in many mock drafts, says he has been assured that he didn’t fail a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine, he told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

It was reported by two Internet Web sites last week that Raji had tested positive at the combine. His agents have since released a statement saying the “reports are untrue.”

Raji responded to the controversy:

“The biggest thing is trying to figure out how this started,” Raji said. “I couldn’t understand how this rumor became such a big splash in the media when there was no evidence — there was no substance to believe it. The last couple days, I was just trying to figure out: Who? What? Basically, why?”

“Now, I’m happy the truth is out. Obviously, it’s not going to be as big of a splash as the negative part. But as long as the coaches and the decision-makers know what is true, then I don’t need to be concerned with everybody else.”

The Press-Democrat reported that Raji is visiting the 49ers, who own the No. 10 overall draft pick, on Tuesday after visits to the Detroit Lions (No. 1, No. 20), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 19) and Denver Broncos (No. 12). Raji also will meet with the New York Jets (No. 17) and Cleveland Browns (No. 5).

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