One of the biggest stories leading up to the NFL draft has been failed drug tests because of a diluted sample. One of those diluted samples was from highly touted two-way prospect from the University of Michigan, Jabrill Peppers. Peppers’ immediate excuse for why his sample was diluted is because he has a history of cramps and he drank a lot of water in order to avoid cramping during the NFL combine. A very reasonable excuse, but the diluted sample has also raised other suspicions.
Let’s see what Twitter thought of this.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 25, 2017
Joe Thomas Trolls Jabrill Peppers Over Failed Drug Test https://t.co/4IOBATicRS
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@Sportsmanshipp) April 24, 2017
Rare footage of Jabrill Peppers drinking an NFL banned substance. pic.twitter.com/Zn8wUeuPMk
— Mohamad Choumane (@InfernoShadows3) April 24, 2017
— Ryan Brown (@ryanmuddy) April 24, 2017
Jabrill Peppers was "sick" and needed to "drink 8-10 bottles of water" pic.twitter.com/Np7K3GO9nm
— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) April 24, 2017
Jabrill Peppers is getting a lot of hate for being too hydrated
— LaVar Ball (@ItsAntWright) April 24, 2017
Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL combine. ESPN will spend the next 6 hours covering this meaningless story.
— Faux NFL Network™ (@FauxNFLnetwork) April 24, 2017
Mel Kiper Jr. still projects Jabrill Peppers as a first-round pick, despite diluted sample. Don't sleep on Jabrill Peppers!!
— Michigan Nation24/7 (@247Wolverines) April 24, 2017
Fact of the Day: Jabrill Peppers now has more failed drug tests than he has wins over Ohio State.
— Sports Nation Ohio (@SN_Ohio) April 24, 2017
Jabrill Peppers' urine as diluted as his skill at any one position.
— Buckeye Empire (@BuckeyeEmpire) April 24, 2017
Jabrill Peppers failed Combine drug test https://t.co/DtmBswNfn6
— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) April 24, 2017
— Javen. (@jjbadluck) April 24, 2017
Time will only tell if this will affect Peppers' draft status in any way. We'll just have to tune into the NFL draft this weekend to find out.