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Fire Haley
04-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Defensive tackle Raji tested positive at NFL Combine?


Smokescreen or new Bengals new #1 pick?

You decide.

Defensive tackle B.J. Raji, whose draft stock has soared over the past six months, had a positive drug test at February's combine, NFL team sources have told SI.com.

It's unknown to SI.com which drug triggered the positive result, but NFL scouts were made aware before the 2008 season that Raji had tested positive for marijuana during his time at Boston College.

NFL teams will receive the official list of those who tested positive in Indianapolis later this month, and Raji's name will be on it, according to a source who attended last week's owners meetings in California.

Brian Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of Athletes First, which represents Raji, told SI.com: "We will not comment on rumors from unnamed sources. I do know that B.J. has been one of the hardest workers and nicest individuals that we at Athletes First represent. There is no doubt that he will be an invaluable addition to an NFL team both on the field as a player and in the community as a role model."

Raji declined comment when reached by SI.com.

According to the NFL's drug policy, a positive test for street drugs, which includes marijuana, puts a player into the initial stage of the NFL's drug program. He's then subject to random testing and subject to a fine or suspension if he tests positive again.


El-Gonzo Jackson
04-02-2009, 05:10 PM
No big deal IMO. Santonio had hand rolled Marboroughs in his possession when he got pulled over ..............right. :rolleyes:

I can honestly say that I have tried the stuff before, but like Bill Clinton.........I never inhaled. :smoker:

Fire Haley
04-03-2009, 07:00 AM
More rumors and gossip...

NFLDraftBible.com reports that Florida WR Percy Harvin, Illinois CB Vontae Davis, and UTEP K Jose Martinez all tested positive for marijuana at February's Combine.

The website also claims that USC OLBs Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews tested positive for steroids. Information like this is sometimes circulated by teams in hopes players' stocks will fall and no other reputable sources have picked up the reports to this point, so take this cautiously. Harvin, Davis, Matthews, and Cushing are all projected first-round picks.

Source: NFL Draft Bible


04-03-2009, 08:38 AM
Outside of Davis, I don' think we have any interest in any of these guys. Raji doesn't count because if he falls a little, he's still going to be too high for us.

Also, this may be smoke, but it's also all entirely believable....

Fire Haley
04-03-2009, 08:58 AM
Cushing does look suspicious


04-03-2009, 09:26 AM

04-03-2009, 10:39 AM
haha my god, he is roided out

04-03-2009, 10:52 AM
when was that picture taken of cushing??? his freshman yr??? then i can see that in 4 yrs he got that big by working his ass off...

and qouting katt williams...

weed is not a drug, it's a plant, it's grows from the ground, and it happens that when u lite it on fire, there are side affects..

A drug is when u have to combine shit, and have a formula, idk

04-03-2009, 02:38 PM
marijuana is way less harmful then alcohol or cigarettes. But a positive test does show a lack of concern or commitment as he had to know they were testing.

04-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Must be a USC thing.

Galax Steeler
04-04-2009, 06:31 AM
Ch....Ch......Chroy Polamalu too???? :crying01:


Seems like Troy is hyped up on speed.

04-04-2009, 07:04 PM
The doctor who administers the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs told highly regarded USC linebackers Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews Jr. on Friday that neither tested positive for banned substances, including steroids, according to sources close to both players.


04-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Matthews has had the most meteoric rise of any LB in recent memory. Why? He's yet another one-dimensional player who needs to develop MANY more skills before he'll be an elite NFL LB.

He should be taken NO earlier than maybe pick 40.

For that matter, Ray Maualuga has also had some off-field issues, and seems to be a bit of a space cadet. I don't think he takes the game seriously enough. All the more reason I take Lil Animal over either...dude lives and breathes football.