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Clemson Star Officially Out Of Playoff After Failed Drug Test

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When Clemson takes the field for its contest against Notre Dame on Saturay night, it will do so without one of its best players. Star defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence reportedly tested positive for a banned substance ahead of the Tigers' game against the Fighting Irish.

On Thursday night, Clemson announced Lawrence is officially suspended for the game after failing the drug test. A "B" sample confirmed the failed test for Lawrence.

Lawrence isn't the only Clemson player to fail the test either.

"This evening, Clemson Athletics received confirmation from the NCAA of suspensions for tight end Braden Galloway, offensive lineman Zach Giella and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, all three of whom will be unavailable for Saturday's game against Notre Dame. The athletic department will have no further comment on the matter this evening as it considers all of our options, including appeals," athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a statement.

Clemson is set to play Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon at the Cotton Bowl. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.