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Syracuse Football's Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey Failed Drug Tests

Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey have been suspended from the Syracuse Orange Football team. According to sources, it's because of failed drug tests.

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After Syracuse's loss at the hands of #1 Clemson on Saturday, the team announced that defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey were indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. Usually these things are kept under lock and key.

However, Nate Mink over at Syracuse dot com has sources that say Sheppard and Ealey were suspended for a failed drug test. According the story, the players each failed two tests, which carry a suspension as punishment. The written punishment states as follows:

...will be suspended from practice and competition for the number of events equaling a minimum of 50 percent of an academic year's competition regular schedule.

Therefore, this could carry over into 2016 as well.

Syracuse Football started the season off with Ashton Broyld being dismissed from the team for violating team policy. Hopefully we all remember that these are kids who are prone to mistakes who happen to live in the fishbowl of Syracuse sports.

Hopefully they learn their lesson and are better for it.