Woodyard on Jarmon

As soon as Wesley Woodyard heard what had happened to Jeremy Jarmon, the former UK linebacker sent him a text message encouraging him to make the best of a bad situation.

As soon as Wesley Woodyard heard what had happened to Jeremy Jarmon, the former UK linebacker sent him a text message encouraging him to make the best of a bad situation.

"He can't hang his head about what happened to him," said Woodyard, who now plays for the Denver Broncos. "He is the type of guy that will learn from it and be a stronger person." Woodyard said the diet supplement that Jarmon purchased that led to his testing positive for a NCAA banned substance was a mistake that could have happened to anybody.

"That's one thing we all had to watch. Everybody probably wants to take a supplement to help your diet, especially one you can just go out and buy," Woodyard said. "But there's always a chance of risking that one of those vitamins or supplements will have something show up on the bad substance list. I tried to stay away from them.

"You never know how the smallest thing could lead to something bad really happening like it did for Jeremy. That's why you have to check and not take any chances." Woodyard said he had a simple philosophy about supplements when he was at Kentucky, and still does.

"I tried to just stay away from all that stuff and figured that was the safest. I didn't use any Cretin or anything like that. My body was my body," Woodyard said. "I just didn't want to risk making a mistake and having something bad happen."

However, Woodyard remains confident Jarmon will be playing in the NFL next year.

"Things happen to the right people and this will make him stronger person. There's no doubt he can play in the league. He'll end up fine, but I know it has been a few rough months for him," Woodyard said.


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