Report: Zack Baun had diluted urine sample at Combine

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Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun, a projected first-round pick in many mock drafts, reportedly submitted a diluted urine sample at the Scouting Combine drug test.

Baun has acknowledged the diluted sample but says it was simply because he drank a lot of water in an effort to add a few pounds to his size when he weighed in, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. (Baun weighed 238 pounds.)

Diluted urine samples often raise a red flag because drinking lots of water can be used to prevent drug testing from detecting banned substances in the urine. Under the old Collective Bargaining Agreement, a diluted urine sample at the Combine would have been treated as a positive test, but that is no longer the case under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Baun had 19.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks for the Badgers last year and was a second-team All-American.

15 responses to “Report: Zack Baun had diluted urine sample at Combine

  1. Maybe Belichick told him to drink a lot of water so other teams would get scared off, and the Patriots would get him later. Kind of like when Dan Marino slipped to Shula and the Dolphins. I always suspected Shula might have been behind the rumors that caused Danny to slip.

  2. I trust Zach Baun and believe he was trying to get his weight up for the weigh-in that is done at the same time as the drug test.

    Even if he was drinking a lot of water to try and make sure the one hit he took off a glass pipe 30 days ago didn’t show up then so what? The new CBA doesn’t even have that as violation anymore. This won’t affect his draft stock in the least.

  3. I need to start checking out mocks again. Last I looked about 2 weeks ago he was pretty much always there at the beginning of the 2nd round.

  4. yeah they’re thinking PEDs not pot

    freefromwhatyouare says:
    Even if he was drinking a lot of water to try and make sure the one hit he took off a glass pipe 30 days ago didn’t show up then so what? The new CBA doesn’t even have that as violation anymore. This won’t affect his draft stock in the least.

  5. So, if you drink a couple bottles or a 5 gallon bucket of water and take a urine test, it is too weak to detect substances? That is an outright exaggeration. No amount of water consumed will completely eliminate substances from your urine. There will be less substance found in the sample, but there will still be substances if substances were consumed within a certain amount of time prior to the testing.

  6. Maybe he chooses not to use Percocet and Oxycontin for pain management.

  7. The suggestion that a diluted sample “red flags” Baun for PED is absolutely ludicrous.

  8. We do drug testing here where I work. His explanation for diluted sample should make him ineligible to sweep streets. It is a lie. We’ve heard this before here and it is dishonest. He is dirty. He should be tested weekly for the next decade just to ensure he understands the dirty nature of his actions.

  9. charliecharger says:
    April 14, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    Maybe Belichick told him to drink a lot of water so other teams would get scared off, and the Patriots would get him later. Kind of like when Dan Marino slipped to Shula and the Dolphins. I always suspected Shula might have been behind the rumors that caused Danny to slip
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    That is the dumbest comment yet and people have it a thumbs up?

    Belichick: Hey can you drink a lot of water so people get suspicious and you fall to us in the draft?
    Zack: sure coach. I’ll take a huge loss of salary. Sounds like a plan.

  10. So he supposedly wasn’t trying to deceive NFL teams from the use of performance enhancing drugs, he was instead trying to deceive them about his weight. The old I was cheating for another reason excuse — that should work.

  11. Baun has acknowledged the diluted sample but says it was simply because he drank a lot of water
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    He’s lying. I’m trained in giving urinalysis tests. It doesn’t work like that. If he were in the military he would be getting kicked out.

  12. I’m not buying it. In order to get flagged for a diluted sample you have to drink a LOT of water. Supposedly it takes between half a gallon to a gallon to get a diluted sample. It would have been simpler to just eat a big meal before getting weighed. Of course that wouldn’t dilute the urine though but I’m guessing that’s why he drank all that water.

    If the new CBA doesn’t flag this as a positive then I bet you’ll start seeing a jump in diluted samples.

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