Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick tested positive for MDMA. Scandrick was suspended four games Monday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Scandrick was suspended four games Monday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. According to Werder, the positive test resulted from consuming the drug, commonly known as "Molly," in a drink while Scandrick was on vacation with an ex-girlfriend in Mexico.
In a statement released through his agent, Scandrick said he unknowingly took a banned substance in Mexico. He tested positive in April, according to ESPNDallas.com, and his appeal was denied Monday.
"Failing a drug test is far out of my character, and although I never knowingly took a performance-enhancing drug/banned stimulant while on vacation in Mexico, I take full responsibility for what goes in my body and more importantly for the embarrassment of a failed drug test. It's my goal by issuing this statement to clear my name and more importantly to be judged by what happens to me in the future."
Scandrick reportedly becomes the 21st of 104 players the NFL has suspended for PED violations that tested positive for Molly.
A seven-year veteran, Scandrick started 15 games last season, posting 59 tackles and two interceptions. Last December, he signed a two-year extension with the Cowboys through the 2015 season that guarantees him $4.5 million in 2014.
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