2015 NFL DRAFT

NFLN: Ohio State OT Adams tests positive for pot at Combine

By Jeff Reynolds | NFLDraftScout.com
Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams tested positive for marijuna at the 2012 Scouting Combine in February, where all 330 prospects in attendance have specimen drawn for standard NFL testing.

NFL Network first reported the positive test and said Adams completed counseling. Adams was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia in 2009 and was suspended the first two games, though the charges were eventually dropped.

Adams, 6-7, 323, is ranked fifth at offensive tackle and 38th overall by NFLDraftScout.com.
Interviewed at the Combine, Adams said he was blessed to be in the position and vowed not to repeat mistakes that led to a five-game suspension -- for receiving improper benefits -- to start the 2011 season at Ohio State.

"I've had some bumps in the road early in my career," Adams told The Sports Xchange in Indianapolis. "But I think I've let those things build my character rather than break it down. I think that my character is something that my coaches and teammates at Ohio State will vouch for. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a bad guy. I might have made some mistakes, but I've definitely learned from them."

The alleged positive test won't put Adams' first-round hopes up in smoke, but there are teams likely to retrace their evaluation now that they are aware of a third off-field error in judgment. To some, that's known as a pattern.
 
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