Here's what happened, according to the former Michigan star's team.
Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a "diluted sample" at the NFL Combine earlier this year, ESPN first reported today.
Testing positive for a "diluted sample" basically means that Peppers neither passed nor failed the drug test. A diluted sample has much more water than a normal sample. Often, someone who's trying to hide drug use will drink a ton of water to minimize the visibility of a drug in the urine sample.
Peppers' agent, though, says that he was sick and has a history of cramping, so he was pumping his body with fluids.
Here's what happened, according to Peppers' representation:
"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. 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."
Peppers is projected to be a first or second-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday night in Philadelphia.