UM’s Harbaugh doesn’t address Peppers’ diluted sample

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Rome — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh chose not to answer a question about former Michigan jack-of-all-trades Jabrill Peppers, who tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL Combine.

Peppers and a number of former Michigan players are waiting to hear their names in the three-day NFL draft that begins Thursday.

“We’re going for the record today, tomorrow and Saturday,” Harbaugh said, avoiding commenting on Peppers while speaking to a group of reporters after the Wolverines’ first practice in Rome. “We understand 14 is the record. We’re saying our prayers that we’ll break the record.”

Creative Arts Agency, which represents Peppers, issued a statement earlier this week saying Peppers has never failed a drug test and the result was from an excessive amount of water, because he did not want to cramp.

It was noted in the CAA statement, that Peppers was sick after flying to Indianapolis for the Combine from San Diego and has a “history of cramping.”

“So Peppers was pounding water and under the weather,” the release read. “He never failed a drug test in his life, nor tested positive before for any substance.”