Report: Syracuse violated own drug policy
The Syracuse men’s basketball program violated its internal drug policy while playing ineligible players during the past 10 years, according to a Yahoo! Sports investigative report.
The report, published Monday, cites four sources saying that at least 10 players since 2001 have tested positive for a banned recreational substance. All 10 players were still allowed to practice and play when they should have instead faced suspension by the athletic department.
The sources claim that Syracuse failed its own drug policy by not properly counting drug tests and playing ineligible players that should have been suspended.
The university responded to the allegations, saying it had self-reported potential violations to the NCAA.
“We self-reported issues with drug testing to the NCAA, and there is currently an ongoing inquiry,” Syracuse said in the statement Monday. “The inquiry does not involve any current SU student-athletes. To ensure the integrity of the ongoing process, we are unable to comment further at this time.”
Syracuse is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation heading into the Big East tournament.