According to multiple reports out of Miami, Clemson has sent three players home from the Orange Bowl for failed drug tests.
— Price Atkinson (@PriceAtkinson) December 30, 2015
Can confirm @PriceAtkinson report: Clemson WR Deon Cain, TE Jay Jay McCullough & K Ammon Lakip sent home from Orange Bowl. Failed drug test.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) December 30, 2015
Cain, a freshman, was Clemson’s second-leading receiver with 34 grabs for 582 yards and five touchdowns. Lakip handled the Tigers’ kickoff duties, averaging 59.2 yards with 28 touchbacks on 73 attempts.
McCullough did not record a statistic this season.
Should Clemson win the Orange Bowl, the trio’s status for the College Football Playoff National Championship was not immediately known.
Clemson is scheduled to hold a news conference on Wednesday morning. The top-ranked Tigers face No. 4 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday (ESPN).