Virginia Tech’s Alexander Passes Drug Test

Good news for Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander. On the eve of the NFL’s supplemental draft, teams have received records of a clean drug test taken this week, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). 

Alexander was arrested on a marijuana charge in 2016, but his camp has been working to prove that it was just an isolated incident. The defensive back has passed tests over the last eight months, which bodes well for his chances of being selected on Wednesday.

Alexander is one of three players believed to be contention to be drafted. Former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal is reportedly the best of the bunch and could go as high as the second round. After that, Alexander could be in the mix in rounds 5-7, along with Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant.

The supplemental draft – also known as the league’s “second chance” draft – gives players an opportunity to enter the league in July, provided that they are at least three years removed from high school. Order is determined by a weighted lottery based on the April draft order and teams are given an opportunity to enter a bid before each round. If a team selects a player, they’ll sacrifice the corresponding pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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8 comments on “Virginia Tech’s Alexander Passes Drug Test

  1. Ironman_4life

    Was it isolated that he failed the test or was it isolated that he only smoked that one time. Since marijuana is pretty much legal everywhere does it even matter?

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    • TJECK109

      Yeah it matters if it’s against league policy. Employers have the right to say marijuana is against company policy even if it’s legal in your state. Maybe it was isolated that he passed.

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      • Ironman_4life

        I just dont feel like a guy should lose a career over some pot.

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        • Polish Hammer

          If he’s willing to break the rules that would put his job in jeopardy he should lose his career over it.

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  2. Ironman_4life

    Some of you guys should go back and read your comments from other posts. Different day different opinions

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