Dexter Lawrence says all he can do is “tell the truth” about PEDs at Combine

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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence continues to say he has no idea how a banned performance-enhancing substance got into his system before the College Football Playoff, and that’s what he’ll tell NFL teams at the Scouting Combine.

Lawrence, a first-round talent, tested positive for ostarine, and he says he’ll be honest with NFL teams about it.

Just tell the truth,” he said, via the Post and Courier. “That’s all I can do. It was heartbreaking when I heard about it, but it’s just life. You’ve got to be tested sometimes just to bring out your character, and that’s how I’m going about it.”

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said the substance may have been given to players by the school, though he doesn’t know how. Lawrence says he doesn’t know either.

“I do want to know how it got in my system and where it came from,” Lawrence said. “But right now, they are still doing their research to see where exactly it came from, and they don’t know where right now.”

Lawrence was one of three Clemson players who tested positive for ostarine. The other two players also say they have no idea how the substance got into their systems.

20 responses to “Dexter Lawrence says all he can do is “tell the truth” about PEDs at Combine

  1. I would be very leery about drafting any of the Clemson defensive fronts. Worried their production was enhanced. They will either be a BUST at the next level due to either non-production because they can not juice anymore, or they will be suspended multiple times for failed tests.
    I like Lamar and Mullen,,,but nobody on the D-Line is worth the risk if I am a GM

  2. Both Dabo Swinney and Dexter Lawrence are so obviously lying.

    Lawrence says “Just tell truth”

    Yes, please do.

    Had it been something Clemson gave players that they didn’t know contained Ostarine, then many players would have tested positive for it. Not just Lawrence, Galloway, and Giella.

    I wouldn’t touch Lawrence the liar/cheater/juicer in the draft. And Dabo Swinney should lose his job. This protect the good ole’ boys club members and “everyone does it, who cares” lie and feeling needs to stop.

  3. Give me a break. This kid is already lying. He says he has no idea how this illegal substance got into his body. Anyone who believes that, well see me about a bridge later.
    I mean, how dumb does this kid think we are? He actually expects everyone to believe that he doesn’t know what he puts into his body!!!
    The answer from the NFL folks at the Combine should be this. If you don’t know what you are putting into your body, then we aren’t going to ever draft you or sign you because we don’t want someone that stupid on our team. Because before you took anything, you should have had brains enough to pick up your cell phone and call someone to find out if there’s anything illegal in something you wanted to take.
    They should also tell him — we think you’re lying and that is even worse than you doing it. They should tell him to have fun playing in the AAF, CFL, or Arena League, because you blew your chance to play in ours.

  4. He just got on the NFL-quality PEDs a bit early.

    NFL should give a list of PEDs that help healing from injury and make all the rest illegal and subject to a LIFETIME ban. Problem solved.

  5. dickson29 says:
    February 17, 2019 at 7:25 am
    Just tell them, you wanted to emulate Julian Edelman a convicted PED user…

    What court convicted him? And what exactly was the substance he was convicted for?

  6. As a physical therapist: it’s entirely possible that he doesn’t know how the drug entered his system. Osterine is a SARM and can can be found as a pills as well as liquid.

    A college football team is swarming with trainers, coaches, and medical staff. Players are already dosed with caffeine pills,hydration pills, weight pills, etc; it actually would be extremely easy to dose the entire D line with an SARM. Who knows whose idea it was, but if somebody wanted to to juice college kids, the players would have literally no way of knowing about it or avoiding it.

  7. Dabo will be busted soon enough and after he blows up Clemson program, he will go back to his Alma matter, Alabama.

  8. There needs to be something done about the drafting or signing of
    players like Hardy(Cowboys) Hill(Chiefs) and now Hunt(Browns)
    Some form of penalty or loss of draft picks or perhaps loss
    of some cap room.
    I understand it is a PR issue for a team to do so, however,
    it is a PR problem for the entire league as well.

  9. dickson29 says:
    February 17, 2019 at 7:25 am
    Just tell them, you wanted to emulate Julian Edelman a convicted PED user…

    Are you talking about SB MVP Julian Edelman?

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