Responding to a report that Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer tested positive for amphetamines at the NFL scouting combine, Dwyer says the positive test was the result of a medication he takes for attention deficit disorder.
“I have had it since I was in the fifth grade,” Dwyer told ESPN’s Joe Schad. “Georgia Tech knew about it when I went there. The NCAA knew about it before every drug test I took there. And the league knew about it before the combine as they got several letters from my doctor who prescribed me the medication.”
It’s not unusual for athletes to get therapeutic use exemptions allowing them to take stimulants related to the treatment of attention deficit disorder. It’s been reported that nearly 10 percent of players in Major League Baseball have such exemptions.
Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com were the first to report Dwyer’s positive test. They also reported that USC tight end Anthony McCoy tested positive for marijuana.