NFL teams have been told Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the combine, ESPN reported Monday.
However, according to CAA, the agency that represents the former Michigan all-purpose standout, there is an explanation for why his sample was diluted.
"Peppers went to the combine. He was sick after flying there from San Diego. He has a history of cramping. Peppers was being pumped with fluids, drinking 8-10 bottles of water before he went to bed, because he was the first guy to work out two days for the LBs and DBs," the CAA statement read, via ESPN.
"He had to go through that first day, come back on second day, and that was the fear. So Peppers was pounding water and under the weather. He never failed a drug test in his life, nor tested positive before for any substance."
It's essentially the same explanation provided last week by former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster for his positive dilute sample test at the combine.
Either way, NFL officials still treat dilute samples as failed drug tests, so it will be interesting to see if Peppers drops from being a potential first-round pick.