Warren Sapp, projected as a possible No. 1 pick in next month’s NFL draft, failed drug tests at the league’s scouting combine in February, ESPN and The New York Times reported.
The Times, citing several unidentified club executives, reported in today’s editions that Sapp failed cocaine and marijuana tests in Indianapolis. ESPN, citing two league executives, said Sapp tested positive for marijuana.
Sapp, who declared himself eligible for the draft after his junior year at Miami, was an All-American defensive tackle. He won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s best lineman.
NFL policy says any college player who makes himself eligible for the draft and later tests positive for a banned sustance is automatically entered into the league’s drug program once he signs a contract. Testing positive, however, does not prevent a player from entering the league.
Former Dallas Cowboys star Charlie Waters has been named defensive coordinator for the Oregon Ducks.
Coach Mike Bellotti announced that Waters would replace Nick Aliotti, one of three members of former Oregon coach Rich Brooks’ staff to join Brooks with the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams.
Waters was defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos the last two seasons. He coached seven years at Denver.
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