New Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers was forced today to clear up drug use allegations leveled at him by a local radio station earlier in the week.
"I'm not even going to get into that", Peppers told reporters, "Whatever drugs she said I've done, I've never done in my life".
Here's video from the Akron Beacon-Journal's George Thomas of Peppers responding to the predictable questions about the allegations:
Earlier in the week, WKNR 850 radio personality Sabrina Parr used the station's inexplicably popular morning show to accuse Peppers of drug use, saying that the rookie was "on the lean and the molly" and was "high out of his mind". Awful Announcing has more details if you wish to impale your brain on this story further. Parr was reportedly let go by the station.
For his part, the Browns second first-round pick (#25 overall) told reporters he wasn't going to let the irresponsible allegations ruin what is an exciting moment in his life:
"No one’s going to take this moment away from me... ", Peppers said. "I’ve worked my whole life to get here. I’m happy to be here. I’m not going to let what people say about me ruin the best moment of my life. "
While Peppers told reporters that he "had never failed a drug test in my life", he is nonetheless starting his career in Stage 1 of the NFL's drug program because of a diluted sample.