INDIANAPOLIS | Former South Carolina defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye met with the media Saturday morning at the NFL Combine.
Ajiboye made a good impression and was blunt about his past problems in Columbia, saying his three-game suspension in 2009 was due to a pair of failed drug tests.
“The first one being that I didn’t take it, and that counted as a fail, and the second one I finally did take it and that was the second fail,” he said.
Ajiboye tested positive for marijuana, he said, but he added he has not used drugs since.
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Ajiboye is sure to be questioned on the subject by NFL officials here, and he’s happy to answer, he said.
“I have been getting questioned since I was back in school,” he said. “I learned from it; it’s in the past. I had a whole year to make everybody believe that I learned my ways and I did. If I would have come out my junior season it probably would (have hurt), but I had a whole ’nother year to make everybody believe I learned my ways and I did.
"I didn’t get in any trouble my senior season. It’s all in the past I believe.”
Ajiboye was named a captain for the Gamecocks in 2010.