At least one “good prospect” tested positive at Scouting Combine

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As the calendar approaches April, so does the potential flurry of reports regarding players who tested positive for banned substances at the Scouting Combine.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that at least one “good prospect” generated a positive urine test in February during his visit to Indianapolis.

The source hasn’t supplied a name.  And even if the source did, we wouldn’t be repeating it here without confirmation.

A couple of years ago, false reports of positive tests appeared on two websites.  Two of the players who were falsely accused of testing positive — B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews — received a karma-type reward via their Super Bowl championship with the Packers.  Another one — Brian Cushing — later tested positive for a banned substance and served a four-game suspensions.

39 responses to “At least one “good prospect” tested positive at Scouting Combine

  1. One has to ask, could the Green Bay Packers be guilty of leaking false information? Two false drug tests belong to two Green Bay Packers first RD draft picks….Just asking.

  2. Players get tested at the combine and they may have supplements that may trigger positives in the NFL, but they some are legal accord to the college rules.

    I agree with Bernie on the ganja guess though.

  3. “B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews — received a karma-type reward via their Super Bowl championship with the Packers.”

    That makes it sound as if it were given to them as if they were bench-warmers who didn’t contribute or earn that championship which is not that case at all.

  4. “Two of the players who were falsely accused of testing positive — B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews — received a karma-type reward via their Super Bowl championship with the Packers.”

    Falsely accused…. aka the media got one source and ran with it because it’s alll about being FIRST!”

  5. The false positives do no service to the testing, especially roid rage abusers like Brian Cushing, who has been doing roids his entire life never get any punishment. First he’s pregnant and then he “works out too hard”!

  6. Couldn’t find any clean urine in Indy? They must have had to leave their supply at home.

  7. Why the Vikings are the most inept team in professional sports history

    ** 4 Superbowl losses

    ** 5 straight losses in NFC Championship games

    **Gary Anderson who had just completed the first perfect regular season in NFL history (not missing a single extra point or field goal attempt the entire year), missed a 38-yard attempt with less than 2 minutes remaining in NFC championship game that most likely puts Vikes in Superbowl in 98.

    **in 2003 Arizona’s last second touchdown on 4th and 28 against Vikings eliminated Vikings from playoffs. The moment of Arizona’s touchdown was actually the first moment the entire season in which the Vikings hadn’t led their division. The Vikings became the second team in football history to miss the playoffs after getting off to a 6-0 start

    **The “Hail Mary” pass Drew Pearson caught against the Vikes in 75 NFC championship to give Dallas the win in the final minute.

    **Jim Marshall’s wrong way run

    **The Herschel Walker trade in which Vikings gave Dallas three 1st rounders, three 2nd rounders, plus a 3rd and a 6th rounder in addition to 5 players. Walker lasts only 3 seasons in Minnesota
    ** In 1999 the Vikings select Michigan State Defensive end Dimitrius Underwood with the 29th overall pick. Underwood spent one day in camp and walked out. It was eventually shown Underwood suffered from mental Illness. The ineptness of the Vikings comes into play because his coaches at Michigan State warned NFL scouts that he was not mentally stable enough to play in the NFL.
    **Vikings despite being favored, The Vikings lose 41-0 in NFC championship game in 2000.
    **Green Bays Antonio Freeman makes one of the all time great miracle catches in overtime to defeat Vikings in 2000
    **2003 In yet another move of ineptness the Vikings are on the board in the first round of the 2003 draft with the 7th overall pick. The Vikings missed the deadline to make the pick. Meanwhile, the two teams immediately behind Minnesota on the board Jacksonville and Carolina rushed their cards to the podium in New York and made their picks before the Vikings.
    ** With 19 seconds remaining in the 2010 NFC Championship game the Vikings call a timeout on 3rd and 10 at the Saints 33 yard line. They had one timeout remaining, so the smart money was on them running the ball and hoping to gain four to five yards — thus setting up an approximately 45-yard field goal as time expired to win the game. On that next play the Vikings are penalized for 12 men in the huddle. The penalty pushed them out of FG range and most likely cost them a trip to the Superbowl. See below for nail in the coffin on the next play
    **2010 Favre`s 4th down 4th quarter interception with seconds remaining vs Saints in NFC championship puts New Orleans in Superbowl.
    * Between 1986 and 1990, nine Vikings were arrested for drunken driving, and receiver Buster Rhymes was treated for cocaine dependency.

    * In 1988, citing “overwhelming negative response” from the public, the Vikings released convicted sex offender Mossy Cade.

    * In 1994, Joey Browner is charged with third-degree rape in Minneapolis. Charges are later dismissed.

    * In 1995, running back Keith Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    * 1995, Star Minnesota Vikings quarterback Warren Moon is arrested in Houston and charged with misdemeanor assault after he slapped his wife, choking her “nearly to the point of unconsciousness.” Moon is later acquitted after his wife refuses to testify. A few months previously, Moon had been charged with sexual assault by a Vikings cheerleader in a case that was settled out of court.

    * That year, Moon allegedly struck his wife in the head with an open hand and choked her to the point where she almost passed out, according to police in Missouri City, Texas.

    She did not press charges and, although the case went to trial anyway, Moon was found not guilty.

    * In 1995, the Star Tribune reported that the Vikings paid $150,000 to head off a sexual harassment suit against Vikings assistant coach Richard Solomon, coach Dennis Green’s closest friend on the staff.

    * In 1996, James Harris, Minnesota Vikings defensive end, pleads guilty to third-degree assault for beating his wife.

    * In 1999, safety Orlando Thomas was disciplined by the NFL after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge of simple battery on his wife.

    * In 2002, receiver Randy Moss knocked a traffic cop to the ground with his car, then was charged with drug possession. He later reached an out-of-court settlement with the officer.

    * In 2002, two women claimed to be sexually assaulted at the team’s Arctic Blast fundraiser.

    * In 2004, linebackers E.J. Henderson and Michael Nattiel and tight end Steve Farmer were arrested after officers said they saw the players assaulting a man outside the Tabu nightclub in Minneapolis.

    * In 2005, running back Onterrio Smith was suspended by the NFL for a year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, two months after being caught at an airport with The Original Whizzinator, a kit designed to circumvent drug tests.

    * Also in 2005, coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets, and defensive tackle Kevin Williams was arrested on charges of domestic abuse.

    * Wide receiver Kelly Campbell driving a stolen SUV high with a stolen and weapon, with 16 grams of marijuana

    * Daunte Culpepper’s SUV involved in drug arrest

    * Former running back Ted Brown was indicted by a Mille Lacs County grand jury in late 2003 on first-and third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges after an incident at a team function on Lake Mille Lacs. He remains free on bail.

    Brown is charged in a February 2003 incident during the Vikings’ annual Arctic Blast event at Eddy’s Resort. Prosecutors allege that Brown forced sex on an intoxicated woman who was unable to consent.

    * Tommy Kramer DUI
    * Donald Igwebuike involved in drug trafficking
    * Robert Tate threatening to have the mother of his child beaten up by his cousin
    * Kenny Mixon not 1, not 2, but 3 DUI’s while with the team
    * Former Executive Mike Kelly getting a DUI going to bail out players at the Arctic Blast
    * Denny Green Sexual Harassment Allegations
    * EJ Henderson DUI * While every team makes draft blunders I especially like this one. In 2005 the Vikings passed on Aaron Rodgers … twice. Once, to draft wide receiver Troy Williamson at No. 7 and again at No. 18 picking defensive end Erasmus James. Neither lived up to their hype and even more noteworthy both aren’t on the roster
    * January 2011 Vikings De Everson Griffin being arrested 2 times within 3 days. He was Drunk in public and then 3 days later was tased by the police after trying to run away after being pulled over for suspicion of felony battery.
    * 2010 Vikings trade a 3rd round draft pick to Patriots for WR Randy Moss. Moss is cut 4 games later

    *Oh, yeah, that whole sex boat scandal too.
    * 2011 Vikings sign Johnny Jolly ??
    I`m sure there are things I missed but this is why

    I believe the Vikings are the most inept team Professional sports history

  8. stairwayto7 says: Mar 30, 2011 5:18 PM

    Packers draft 2 guys who “tested postitive”, a coadine accict and a cancer survivor hater! STAY CLASSY GREEN BAY!

    Stay ignorant Stairway!

    What a classless idiot.

  9. do these guys get tested for painkillers? reading about Jets QB ainge takin 25 percocets at time makes your wonder if and how they test for “legal narcotics” even the grape syrup probably is legal if it shows up.

  10. to voiceofrealism, its true about the Packers and their uneducated fans! Did I forget to mention Mark Chumura in a hot tub with a 14 year old? I guarentee that uneducated Packer fan will welcome back Favre when they retire his number!

  11. The source hasn’t supplied a name. And even if the source did, we wouldn’t be repeating it here without confirmation.

    yeahhhhh, sure you wouldn’t- you’re drooling right now at the thought.

    and per the ‘karma’ remark- i wonder how karma judges false rumor mongering combined with a holier than thou nose in the air attitude?

  12. I was going to speculate that it might be Newton…but then I read the quote about it being a “GOOD prospect”.

  13. galvestontexans says:
    Mar 30, 2011 5:02 PM
    How stupid do you have to be to not be able to pass a drug test you know you have to take?
    Agreed. The candidate in question should be disqualifed for stupidity alone. If he can’t prepare well enough to pass a piss test, how well will he prepare for Sundays?

  14. stairway – never heard of coadine. but you’re really not worth messing with when we have guys like pervy around

  15. funny how Mallet can get smeared (in the comments at least) by an unknown person testing positive…that is how pervasive the smear campaign has been…sheep will follow

  16. schemefactory, that’s a pretty extensive list, but don’t forget that Minnesota traded a 1st and 3rd for multiple-DUI offender Jared Allen.

  17. butch815 says:
    Mar 30, 2011 4:20 PM
    One has to ask, could the Green Bay Packers be guilty of leaking false information? Two false drug tests belong to two Green Bay Packers first RD draft picks….Just asking.


    So The Packers Selected their 1st round Draft Picks in Febuary at the Combine and leaked false information about drug tests?


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