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3 Clemson Players Sent Home From Orange Bowl For Failed Drug Tests

Clemson will be playing easily its biggest contest of the 21st century this Thursday, but three of its players won't be in town to take part. Three Tigers - wide receiver Deon Cain, tight end Jay Jay McCullough and kicker Ammon Lakip have been sent home from Miami after failing drug tests. The news was first reported by ESPN Upstate and The Clemson Insider.

">@PriceAtkinson report: Clemson WR Deon Cain, TE Jay Jay McCullough & K Ammon Lakip sent home from Orange Bowl. Failed drug test.

— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner)

Can confirm @PriceAtkinson report: Clemson WR Deon Cain, TE Jay Jay McCullough & K Ammon Lakip sent home from Orange Bowl. Failed drug test.

— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) December 30, 2015

">December 30, 2015

Cain is second on the team with 34 catches for 582 yards. Lakip has kicked seven PATs and one field goal this season.

Obviously, the timing here is rough. We'll keep you updated.