Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer tested positive for a banned stimulant at the NFL Scouting Combine, a source with knowledge of the result told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche. However, the positive result was expected, according to Dwyer’s agent.
An ingredient in a prescribed medication Dwyer takes daily tends to trigger a positive result for certain banned stimulants, said agent Adisa Bakari. Teams were made aware of the possibility for a positive test in a letter sent by Dwyer’s representation in January.
Bakari said the league notified Dwyer that he was medically cleared after notifying him that he had tested positive for a stimulant. For good measure, Dwyer’s representatives sent a followup letter to teams to notify them that Dwyer has been medically cleared by the league and that the positive test would not land him in the league’s drug program, Bakari said.
Dwyer is expected to be drafted in the second or third round of next week’s draft.
Meanwhile, USC tight end Anthony McCoy tested positive for marijuana, league sources told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. McCoy’s agents sent notification to all NFL teams two weeks ago, according to a source, taking responsibilities for his action.
McCoy is projected as a third-round pick in Pat Kirwan‘s expanded mock draft.