April 09, 2008
Former Michigan receiver Mario Manningham has admitted he used marijuana and tested positive for the substance while playing for the Wolverines, according to a report in Pro Football Weekly.
Manningham, who left Michigan after his junior season to enter this month's NFL draft, sent a letter to NFL teams shortly before the Pro Day workout at U-M early last month and revealed his drug use. He had denied testing positive throughout his college career when asked by NFL scouts during the NFL Combine earlier this year, the report said. Manningham had a poor workout at the Combine.
"I don't use marijuana anymore — and I have passed tests since," Manningham wrote in the letter. "I know what is at stake for me and my career. I am learning what it is going to take to be a professional. I am writing this letter because I just want a fair evaluation, and I want to be accountable for my actions. I am willing to be re-interviewed, re-tested and to undergo any evaluation any team wants me to undergo."
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