Raji issues denial via Facebook

April 07, 2009 - 5:17 am

Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji, accused of failing a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, has issued a denial via his Facebook page. On Monday, Raji posted his status report as reading: "Correction not guilty.. Now break that news." Late yesterday, his agents followed suit, decrying a report that initially appeared on SI.com that said Raji tested positive for marijuana. In a statement posted at profootballtalk.com, Athletes First COO Brian Murphy and V.P. and general counsel Mark Humenik have now said that the reports regarding Raji are false. "As we have known all along, the media reports accusing BJ of a failed drug test at the Combine are false," the statement reads. "Given the cowardly attacks and damage to BJ'€™s character as a result of these vicious rumors, we sincerely hope that the responsible parties are discovered and held accountable for their actions."