Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence is trying to avoid another fiasco at the NFL scouting combine.
Lawrence said Saturday, via ESPN, that “every team” he has met with has asked questions about the failed drug test that kept him out of two College Football Playoff games this past season.
“Every time I pee in a cup now, I’m just like, ‘OK, let me pray,’ because it’s just something stupid like that that could happen,'” he said. “I still want to know where it came from, because it could have been a chemical reaction in my body just from eating something. So I still want to know about that.”
Lawrence maintains he has no idea how ostarine, also known as enobosarm, got into his system.
He added that he’s been drug tested since the incident at Clemson, including at the combine, and has had no problems.
“I feel like they know I’m not the type of guy to do anything like that, so just a chance to catch up on the facts, is all,” Lawrence said.
“I don’t feel like they’re holding it against me or anything. It’s something that I know I didn’t do, and for something to pop up like that is really unfortunate.”
He and two other Tigers were suspended for the team’s semifinal game against Notre Dame and the championship game against Alabama. They were, however, allowed to travel with the team for the title matchup.
The Tigers went on to win the national championship with a 44-16 win over the Crimson Tide, though Lawrence had to watch from the sideline.