Report: NFL tells teams no positive drug tests at Scouting Combine

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The war on drugs is clearly over, the battle won.

Either that, or incoming NFL players have gotten smarter about when to use and when not to.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL has notified its 32 teams that no player tested positive at the Scouting Combine.

That’s rare, even though it shouldn’t be. The dates of the Combine are known well in advance, and players know they’re going to be tested when they get there. So failing a drug test there is as much of a sign of their accountability (and ability to follow directions) as anything to do with an illicit substance.

But this time, for a change, the lack of leaks seems to be there’s nothing to leak.

25 responses to “Report: NFL tells teams no positive drug tests at Scouting Combine

  1. “The dates of the Combine are known well in advance, and players know they’re going to be tested when they get there. So failing a drug test there is as much of a sign of their accountability (and ability to follow directions) as anything to do with an illicit substance.”
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    The same holds true for the NFL testing period and yet pretty much every year there are positive tests. There will no doubt be posts about the wondrous benefits of the miracle plant to follow and how the league should not test for it at all but the reality is the NFLPA got this one right for it’s membership. They negotiated a testing protocol that is inherently designed to be easy to beat. One test a year given during a specified time period and once it’s done the league can’t test a player again for a year unless he gets popped by the law. If a player can’t beat that he is either a complete idiot or has a serious usage problem.

  2. Oh my goodness, what will Adam Schefter dd now? You mean to say there wasn’t one person he was able to bribe to get confidential information from. That’s not looking good for Schefter’s future.

  3. I would bet a lot of money that this assertion is false. I bet they only tested for PEDs or, if they did test for weed, they simply ignored those results.

  4. Oh thank God. Now they can judge them on how good they play football.

    “I smell a cover up… Somebody flunked, come on Roger…”

    Get a life.

  5. thehatefulnerd says:
    Apr 25, 2016 10:20 AM

    Why do they test for weed? It is legal in some of the locations where these players reside. #tyranny

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    Because that’s part of the contract. They don’t HAVE to be tested. They volunteer for testing by trying out for the NFL.

    Same way your job can’t drug test you until you actually apply there.

  6. “Players don’t get smarter…the tests just get easier to pass.”

    You want smart? How about we quit examining pee pee to see what someone may or may not have done in their spare time a month ago? Save money and respect privacy. What a concept.

  7. “I wonder how many lit up after their flight back home …”

    Do you really wonder? I honestly don’t care. It’s reall none of our business.

  8. They test because they want to, they care less about the weed being legal, so is long hair, perhaps they will say we want short hair….big business will do as they please, or what they can get away with. Bill

  9. thehatefulnerd says:
    Apr 25, 2016 10:20 AM

    Why do they test for weed? It is legal in some of the locations where these players reside. #tyranny

    Let me re-word your question: Why do they test for PEDs? They are legal in EVERY jurisdiction in every state.

    My employees are subject to random drug tests by DOT regulations, and lose their CDL if they fail. MSHA requires a drug test after every accident. If you fail the test, no workman’s comp for you and you are liable for any damage/medical bills incurred due to the accident.

  10. Why do they test for weed? It is legal in some of the locations where these players reside. #tyranny

    Let me re-word your question: Why do they test for PEDs? They are legal in EVERY jurisdiction in every state.

    My employees are subject to random drug tests by DOT regulations, and lose their CDL if they fail. MSHA requires a drug test after every accident. If you fail the test, no workman’s comp for you and you are liable for any damage/medical bills incurred due to the accident.
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    Exactly! Just because it is legal, doesn’t mean you can do it if you choose to have a career.

  11. “Just because it is legal, doesn’t mean you can do it if you choose to have a career.”

    Why not? What country is this?

  12. There is a Cover-up! 100% passed, that is BS! IMPOSSIBLE! When 75% of the players in the league or more do some form of illegal drugs! The NFL can’t do a hair test, because half the players are wearing fake hair (dreadlocks), which should be banned! It’s nasty, dirty stuff!!

  13. for the record pot should be legal everywhere. Now with that said….

    Testing for weed, is not really about weed, no one cares if a player smokes in their own time, but to show that they have half a brain to do the math and no smoke for 30 days before the combine.

    Anyone who fails would be off my draft board if I was a GM, simply because if they are that stupid in regards to failing a known drug test, then god only knows what other idiotic things they will do.

    Personally I see is an intelligence test.

  14. zeke2517 says:
    Apr 25, 2016 11:46 AM
    “Just because it is legal, doesn’t mean you can do it if you choose to have a career.”

    Why not? What country is this?

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    Because generally speaking employment is an at will state with certain provisions outlined in your employment agreement.

    For example, it’s perfectly legal to deliver pizzas on the weekends, but If I use my company car to do it I can be fired.

    It’s also perfectly legal to say outlandish things on a social media page that also shows where I work, but my company has a policy that you can’t say crazy stuff on social media and list you work for them.

    No one is making them play in the NFL, just like no one is making me work for my company. While I may not agree with all of their policies, I have agreed to abide by them.

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