DALLAS, TX (WCSC) - Dexter Lawrence and 2 other Clemson football players will miss the Tigers National Semifinal game against Notre Dame on Saturday after their B sample test came back positive for an illegal substance according to Clemson officials on Thursday night.
Clemson Athletics Director Dan Radakovic released a statement through the school saying “This evening, Clemson Athletics received confirmation from the NCAA of suspensions for tight end Braden Galloway, offensive lineman Zach Giella and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, all three of whom will be unavailable for Saturday’s game against Notre Dame. The athletic department will have no further comment on the matter this evening as it considers all of our options, including appeals.”
All three players were suspended last week after traces of Osterine, a performance enhancing drug, was found in their system.
Lawrence, who spoke at Media Day on Thursday morning said “I know that I have no control on what the B sample result will be. I’m just here to support my teammates and try to be a leader, I’m not the type of guy to do a selfish act like that. I have too much pride. I love this team and my family too much to even think about putting substance like that in my body. I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know how it got there."
“I was raised different. If I did do it, I’d own up to it.” Lawrence said.