Report: Syracuse basketball violated drug policy


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP/WKTV) - The Syracuse men's basketball program failed to adhere to its internal drug policy while playing ineligible players over the past decade, according to a three-month investigation by Yahoo! Sports.

The report Monday, citing anonymous sources, says at least 10 players since 2001 have tested positive for a banned recreational substance or substances.

The sources said all 10 of the players were allowed to practice and play at times when they should have been suspended by the athletic department, including instances when some may not have
known of their own ineligibility.

Syracuse University issued a statement late Monday afternoon: "In accordance with NCAA regulations, it is the University's practice to self-report possible violations to the NCAA. We self-reported issues with drug testing to the NCAA, and there is currently an ongoing inquiry. 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."


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