‘Investigating everything’: Clemson, Notre Dame players react to failed drug tests

USA Today

Clelin Ferrell said they’ll investigate the float tanks.

“The Epsom salt that’s in the float tank we’re floating in,” the Clemson defensive end continued. “It could’ve been anything.

“They’re investigating everything.”

So continues the Tigers’ search to understand what caused starting defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, backup offensive lineman Zach Giella and tight end Braden Galloway to test positive for trace amounts of ostarine in a recent routine test.

All are ineligible for Saturday’s semifinal game against Notre Dame unless the B test samples they submitted to the NCAA overturn the ruling from the first tests. Ostarine, which players and head coach Dabo Swinney said they’d never heard of last week, is an anabolic steroid-like substance used to build lean muscle. It’s not approved for legal use in the U.S. or any country.

So players say they were shocked after the NCAA sent a letter last Thursday letting Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich know the players had failed a routine test. All are seeking legal representation. Swinney told the team Sunday after arriving in Dallas.

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