Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jonathan Dwyer and Anthony McCoy Fail NFL Drug Test


Every year around this time we hear about some NFL prospect who fails a drug test while at the NFL Combine. This year is no different. Anthony McCoy of USC and stud running back Jonathan Dwyer both failed drug test back in February.

For the Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer the failed test may not be as bad as it seems. Dwyer tested positive for amphetamine, but it is unlikely the test will affect his draft status (late first round, likely second round). One NFL source said the positive test was triggered by a prescription medication that Dwyer has NFL clearance to use for a pre-existing condition. If this is the case, it is unlikely that Dwyer will see his draft stock affected in any major way.


“The NFL knew this going into the Combine,” the source said. “Every NFL team is aware of the medication he takes and the confirmation from all the [NFL] doctors involved. Some NFL players take the same medication.”

Anthony McCoy may not be so lucky. It is reported that the senior tight end tested positive for marijuana. McCoy's representation disclosed the positive test to NFL clubs early in hopes that coming clean would not affect his second day draft stock.


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