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Jabrill Peppers responds to being accused of using drugs

Cleveland Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers says he has never used any of the drugs an ESPN radio contributor accused him of having used earlier in the week.

On Thursday, Sabrina Parr said Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL Scouting Combine because the former Michigan star is “high all the time.” ESPN 850 in Cleveland has since parted ways with Parr, and Peppers insists she was lying.

“Absolutely not. Never in my life,” he told reporters on Friday. “I’m not even gonna get into that, but no. Whatever drugs she said I’ve done, I’ve never done in my life.”

Even if you don’t believe the excuse Peppers gave for testing positive, the allegations made by Parr were pretty damning. She claimed the first-round pick is on “the lean” — a concoction of codeine, Sprite and hard candy — and also uses molly, or ecstasy. Parr also brought veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas into the discussion, though she later said she was being sarcastic.

Peppers will be watched closely by the league because of his positive test at the Combine. If he’s not using drugs, he shouldn’t have an issue.

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