Jabrill Peppers Tests Positive for Diluted Sample

In the week leading up to the National Football League Draft after the combine drills and workouts by prospects have long been completed it has been jokingly suggested more than once that players live in a bubble with only bare essentials to avoid doing anything to hurt their draft stock. They are also advised on pain of potentially losing out on millions of dollars to play a kids game to avoid banned substances or committing any crimes. Occasionally the public will hear of a prospect who has tested positive for marijuana which despite changing attitudes at large remains banned to players under the totalitarian rule of Commissioner Roger Goodell. Notable prospects to see their careers derailed by marijuana include Randy Gregory, currently serving a season-long suspension for failing his fourth drug test since 2015. What is less often heard about than Goodell’s belief in “reefer madness” is prospects failing drug tests at the combine for other non-marijuana related reasons which brings us to Jabrill Peppers, formerly a star linebacker and safety combo at the University of Michigan.

Today the NFL announced Peppers failed a drug test for dilution during the combine, what this means is that his urine was deemed to have too high a water content which could potentially (emphasis on the qualifiers) mean that he was hiding drug use. While this sounds nefarious, Peppers’ alibi of food poisoning does make a bit of medical sense as one of the ways to manage food poisoning is to drink more water than one would normally consume in order to offset any water loss due to vomiting or diarrhea. When you’re about to engage in a multi-million dollar job interview (Peppers is projected by most draft analysts to be a 1st round pick) through working out, hydration becomes doubly important. This is not to say Peppers isn’t on drugs and that the NFL is picking on him necessarily but now any team drafting him will do so with the knowledge that he is now enrolled in the NFL Drug Program. Peppers is the second high-profile prospect to be busted for a diluted sample this draft, joining potential top five pick Reuben Foster formerly of the University of Alabama.

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