Football: Keenan Allen red-flagged for drug test at combine, according to ESPN report

Former Cal star Keenan Allen was red-flagged for a drug test at the NFL combine in Indianapolis and ordered to undergo another test, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.

Allen’s agent, J.T. Johnson, denied the wide receiver failed a drug test.

Results of Allen’s subsequent test are unknown.

Once rated the top wide receiver in this draft class, Allen’s stock has slipped some as he has rehabbed a knee injury he sustained late last season. He was clocked at 4.71 and 4.75 seconds for the 40-yard dash at a private workout he held for scouts last week in North Carolina.

He still is projected as a late first-round or early second-round pick on most NFL mock drafts.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Raf

    Ha,jokes on the NFL scouts guys… it’s all part of KA and John Wilber’s new ebook… “Keenan Allen: Inside the Making of a Draft Free Fall”

    I don’t have all the inside intel, but i hear the chapters go something like this…

    Chapter 1 – Become a top HS prospect
    Chapter 2 – Don’t attend a national power competing for a championship like Alabama… follow your 2-Star half-brother QB to stink up another joint.
    Chapter 3 – Create unrealistic expectation for your Junior, final year, by overachieving in your Sophomore year.
    Chapter 4 – Suck your Junior year
    Chapter 5 – Get injured at end of season
    Chapter 6 – Attend the combine but don’t participate
    Chapter 7 – Invite all possible NFL scouts to a random workout and run a 40 time that most HS track teams could best… the girls team.
    Chapter 8 – Fail a drug test you know you have to take

    Should be a great read… can’t wait to see how the next chapters unfold!

  • A-Dubble

    Chapter 9- Get drafted in the late 3rd round by the Buffalo Bills.

  • ConcordBear

    Can you please ask Keenan if he left Cal in good academic standing so that he would not negatively affect his schools apr?
    How about Maynard, did he graduate?
    While I’m asking, how about all the guys that have left the program from last year, what is all their academics status?
    If these players have any pride and appreciation for the scholarship they got they will do all they can to leave the place better than they found it.
    Handling your business while in school can only help players down the road. There are very few Rodgers and Lynch and DJ’s. if our players get their degrees in a timely manner it will be a big boost to them finding jobs after football.

  • BlueNGold

    Well said Concord- I sadly believe that a lot of these guys have no interest in getting a degree, or even in getting something out of their schooling other than playing a sport so they can move into the pros. It is both shortsighted and rather sad.

  • Steve W

    Maynard graduating from Cal?………HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa. My bet is that he attended his last class sometime in the middle of November.

  • BlueNGold

    Getting back to the topic–

    I am puzzled as to how ESPN could report this story without having something specific and concrete to report. What I read sounded like little more than gossip. And supposedly KA was ordered to do a follow up test? If he tested positive for anything why would they order more tests and take no action in the interim?

  • Dan

    Concord Bear – Steve W is right as rain (did i just date myself?) about Maynard. I have a very good source who told me, unsolicited, months ago that Maynard bolted as soon as football was over and his grades were all F’s and I’s. What a shocker, eh?

    He played mediocre at best on the field (and often worse), was not a team guy on the sideline, and is an uber loser off the field. May I add that this is the guy Tedford brought in, “developed” as a QB, put out on the field to lead the team and represent the university in general and in the most important and visible player position in the entire athletic program. Tedford is a bigger loser than Maynard. What a sham.

    Maybe posters here should think twice next time before acting like Cal is holier than thou by constantly slamming $C and Oregon for some of their indiscretions. The whole Zach and Keenan show certainly was not Cal’s finest hour. Sad.

  • BlueNGold

    I think everyone should have, if they already had not, the handwriting on the wall on Maynard and JT when Tedford benched him at the start of the Nevada game then had to put him in because neither the backup nor the rest of the team were prepared for the change.

  • BlueNGold

    Sorry- I meant to say ‘everyone should have seen, if they already had not…’.