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    Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    Cal WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Allen was retested this month. Schefter adds that the Cal product is the top receiver on some boards and his agent denies a failed drug test and the results from the recent test are unknown. This news, along with a slowed healing process from a PCL injury, certainly will not Allen's evaluation as the draft draws closer. It is not unreasonable to think he will last all the way until the late second-round.


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    Re: Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    Address two other positions and still able to snag Allen in the 2nd? I would take that. of course, Patterson was rumored to drop as well, we'll see come draft day!

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    Re: Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    What a bummer. I've been on the Keenan Allen bandwagon and if this is true it could derail his prospects as a high pick. If we can snag him in round 2, great, but you still may have a knucklehead in the locker room. What does it say about a player who takes this chance prior to the Combine?

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    Re: Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    I've said it before and I'll say it again...

    Failing a drug test during the pre-draft season does not make one immoral, but it does make one exceedingly stupid.
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    Re: Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    I've said it before and I'll say it again...

    Failing a drug test during the pre-draft season does not make one immoral, but it does make one exceedingly stupid.
    It's absolutely mind boggling that these guys risk so much, knowing that they're going to be tested. Do they not care? Does their celebrity as big time athletes make them feel entitled? Do they think they can beat the system? What does it say that a guy can't even stay away from illegal drugs for a few months when a multi-million dollar career is on the line? Stupid is right. I don't get it.

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    Re: Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    I haven't read that he failed the test, but rather that it was simply red-flagged because of suspiciously high levels of water in his system. We'll see what develops of this. If he's there in Round Two, he'd be a steal IMO. But I suspect someone in the bottom half of the first (New England, Baltimore) or someone at the top of the second round will snag him.

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    Re: Cal's WR Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL Combine

    Keenan Allen’s agent says he’s not aware of any drug testing issues
    Posted by Mike Wilkening on April 16, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    The agent for California wide receiver Keenan Allen told PFT Tuesday he has not been informed of any problems regarding the drug test his client took at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

    JT Johnson, Allen’s agent, said he has not been notified regarding his client’s test results.

    “We have received no notifications. None,” Johnson told PFT Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a published report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday, drug-testing findings from the Combine relating to Allen were “red-flagged.” According to Schefter, who cited an unnamed source, Allen’s test had a high water content. Moreover, the results of the February Combine test caused Allen to be required to take another test, the results of which are unknown, according to Schefter.

    Johnson told PFT Tuesday afternoon that Allen’s Combine drug test is the lone one he has taken and that the former Golden Bears receiver was not re-tested for drugs at the Combine medical re-check for teams in Indianapolis on April 5-6. According to Johnson, the April Combine visit was related to was Allen’s right ankle and left knee.

    Jeff Foster, the president of National Football Scouting, Inc., which coordinates the Combine, confirmed that no drug testing occurred at the medical re-check.

    On Tuesday, Johnson told PFT that a reporter asked him last week if Allen had taken another drug test at the April medical examination in Indianapolis. In response, Johnson checked with the NFL, the NFLPA and the Combine about the issue and did not receive any indication of a problem related to the February Combine test, the agent said.

    Johnson also checked with Allen, who told Johnson that if he had been notified about a testing issue, he would have told his agent.

    Per the NFL’s substance-abuse policy on the league’s media website, a player who has a confirmed positive test is notified by league medical personnel. There is nothing about notifying a player’s representation, however.

    Allen is regarded as one of the better receivers available in the Class of 2013, but he has faced some challenges in the pre-draft process, with the health of his left knee an issue. Allen performed some drills for scouts in April but was timed at just 4.71 and 4.75 seconds in the 40-yard dash, according to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock.

    Johnson told PFT that the left knee ligament Allen injured last year is “100 percent.” Strengthening the muscles in the leg around the knee is a primary focus now, Johnson said. Allen’s right ankle has also checked out well, Johnson said.

    Johnson and Allen have communicated multiple times on Tuesday, the agent said. “I’m ready to play football,” Johnson said his client told him.

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