Controversy In Clemson

Controversy In Clemson

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said that the University may have mistakenly provided performance enhancing drugs to players, according to The Post and Courier. 

Three players, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, offensive lineman Zach Giella, and tight end Branden Galloway, failed a drug test administered by the NCAA just before the December playoff game with Notre Dame. 

The players tested positive for ostarine, a SARM (selective androgen receptor module) that is commonly used for muscle building, fat burning, and preventing injuries. 

Swinney claims there's a chance the players may have ingested it in a Clemson-issued supplement. 

"They're going to test everything and look at everything," Swinney told the paper. "As you really look at this stuff, it could be a contaminant that came from anything." 

Lawrence, Giella, and Galloway are not the only athletes to have suspensions levied against them for testing positive for Ostarine. 

In 2017, UFC fighter, Amanda Ribas tested positive for the substance and was banned for more than two years for it.