Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN; Jamaar Jarrett participates in an drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)
Another one goes up in smoke.
Just hours after Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Vontaze Burfict's failed drug test at February's NFL Scouting Combine comes news that one of Burfict's teammates also tested positive.
Rob Rang of CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com tweeted that defensive end Jamaar Jarrett joined Burfict as one of six players who failed drug tests at the Combine, along with Ohio State tackle Mike Adams, Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley and two as of yet unnamed players.
This development further damns the lackadaisical culture that former head coach Dennis Erickson presided over during his five years in Tempe, a tenure that some said was very lax towards proper drug testing.
In any event, it ultimately falls to the player to be responsible enough to stay away from banned substances, especially with the full and advanced knowledge that the Combine will feature rigorous testing.
Jarrett was a longshot to get drafted, but was in play as a developmental 3-4 defensive end prospect. This failed test all but eliminates any chance Jarrett had of being selected in this year's NFL Draft, which starts Thursday night.