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Clemson Football Star Addresses His Failed Drug Test

Clemson superstar Dexter Lawrence.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

With the College Football Playoff almost here, the Clemson Tigers are waiting for the second test results involving the three players that were suspended a week ago. Out of those players that are currently in jeopardy of missing the Cotton Bowl, the biggest name is Dexter Lawrence, who is an All-ACC defensive tackle.

It turns out that drug tests found traces of ostarine in Lawrence's system, which would make him ineligible of playing on Saturday. However, the star defender will take a B sample in hope that it clears him from all this trouble.

Lawrence has made it known that he's not sure of how the substance appeared in his system.

From The Greenville News: 

"I know that I have no control on what the B sample result will be. I’m just here to support my teammates and try to be a leader," Lawrence said. "I’m not the type of guy to do a selfish act like that. I have too much pride. I love this team and my family too much to even think about putting substance like that in my body. I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know how it got there.

His ability to halt any rushing attack but also generate pressure from the inside of the defensive line is quite impressive. If Clemson doesn't have him in its semifinal matchup it would be a significant loss.

Notre Dame and Clemson will kick off at 4:00 p.m. E.T. from AT&T Stadium.

The clock is ticking for Lawrence's eligibility, and the final results could become public later today. It's safe to say that fans and players everywhere will be monitoring his status.