Jabrill Peppers is the talk of the NFL draft just three days before the event begins — but not for a good reason.
According to multiple reports Monday, Peppers had a diluted urine sample during a drug test at the NFL combine last month. That test will be treated like a positive test, and the former Michigan standout will be subject to random drug tests once he signs a contract.
Peppers’ agency, CAA, was quick to respond with a statement, saying the potential first-round pick was drinking a lot of water before the combine due to an illness and history of cramps.
ESPN radio host Danny Kanell had a different idea. He suggested in a rant that Peppers’ diluted test was in connection to marijuana use.
“I cannot understand how guys can be this dumb where they can’t stay out of trouble in the most important job interview of your life,” Kanell said. “You know exactly when the combine is going to be. All you have to do is stop smoking leading up to it for a month, two months.”
“They’re going to be in the (drug-testing) program for the NFL, which makes your life miserable,” Kanell continued. “It’s entirely easy to go through the NFL, you can smoke all the weed you want as long as you’re smart about it. But if you’re dumb, you’re going to get busted, you’re going suspended games and possibly even seasons.”
You can watch his full remarks below:
It's mind blowing that guys like Jabrill Peppers could have a positive drug test (diluted sample) at the NFL combine pic.twitter.com/s0EXcAl674
— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) April 24, 2017