Dwyer’s drug test a result of approved prescription medication for ADD

Former Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer has been cleared by the NFL to take a prescription medication that will result in positive drug tests, his agent, Adisa Bakari, said on Sunday.

In e-mails and text messages, Dwyer said he takes the  medication to treat Attention Deficit Disorder and has done so since he was a kid.

“It’s a non-issue,” said Bakari, who also declined to say what the condition is because of legal reasons. Georgia Tech knew about the condition, as now does the NFL.

Dwyer was one of several players who were reported by foxsports.com as failing drug tests at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in February. The website said Dwyer tested positive for amphetamines, but did note that the failure was a result of the prescription medication.

Dwyer, a Marietta native, rushed for 1,395 yards in each of the last two seasons. He is projected to be a late-first round or second-round pick in the NFL draft, which begins on Thursday.

Editor’s note: Here’s is the original report from FoxSports.com

161 comments Add your comment

gt90

April 18th, 2010
8:34 pm

Fox Sports and the AJC should be ashamed of the headlines they are running with this non-story.

Reality

April 18th, 2010
8:36 pm

I totally agree that this is a NON story. Is this really a day of that slow of news to report on a non issue???

LizellaJacket

April 18th, 2010
8:38 pm

Wow. What a load of crap AJC. Flunky UGA journalism majors have nothing better to do? I wouldn’t let my dog drop one on your paper. Trash.

ozzfest

April 18th, 2010
8:39 pm

WHERE THE HELL ARE THE JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS? I MEAN, WHAT THE HELL….TOTAL SLANDER!….AND I AM A BULLDOG.

Coach

April 18th, 2010
8:39 pm

Totally misleading headline. I agree; shame, shame, shame!

Pull My Finger

April 18th, 2010
8:40 pm

Crap, I’m a Dawg fan and even I know that Dwyer is a quality person and wouldn’t be taking illegal substances……what a cowardly piece of crap story!

UGA Fan

April 18th, 2010
8:40 pm

The AJC is becoming a joke, similar to the National Inquirer. How can they run a headline like that for prescription drugs? I’m a UGA fan but this headline is disrespectful.

Lee

April 18th, 2010
8:42 pm

AJC or National Enquirer??? When I see an AJC headline that says “Report: Dwyer failed Combine drug test” it makes me wonder if this paper has any ethics at all. How much more misleading can you be? Has that what AJC now has to do to get people to click a story? Pathetic and irresponsible journalism.

Matt the Brave

April 18th, 2010
8:42 pm

You know, I’m a diehard Dawg and love it when there’s bad news for Tech, but this is a load of crap for a good kid. He’s obviously been smeared by USA Today and the HOMETOWN AJC. I hope he ends up doing really well in the NFL.

JB

April 18th, 2010
8:43 pm

wow AJC. thanks for subtlety telling everyone that jonathan dwyer has attention deficit disorders.

GT GRAD

April 18th, 2010
8:43 pm

Obvious attempt to hurt a former GT player immediately prior to the NFL draft…………………….Dwyer is a solid person and a great football player.

The media people involved in the stories with the “implication” that he falied a drug test (even if the truth is explained in the story) should be ashamed and punished by thier employers!

Reality Bites

April 18th, 2010
8:44 pm

Would someone please start a good fair paper that covers Tech and UGA equally, so this RAG will go bankrupt?

sex, drugs, and lies

April 18th, 2010
8:45 pm

Oh sorry, my post has nothing to do with any of the items in my name/title. I’m just a journalism major and I’m practicing to get your attention. Did it work?

UGA Fan

April 18th, 2010
8:45 pm

Wow! 7 negative comments later, Doug Roberson changes the headline. The AJC should not have put the first headline up.

Reality Bites

April 18th, 2010
8:46 pm

Of ourse, the price for reading it online cant be beat……:-)

sex, drugs, and lies

April 18th, 2010
8:46 pm

Oh yeah, sorry. I forgot to discredit anyone personally or professionally. Still have a long ways to go before I can get a job with a big time publication.

AJClowns

April 18th, 2010
8:46 pm

Disgraceful AJC.

Joe Schmoe

April 18th, 2010
8:48 pm

I just got onto the AJC and noticed the headline stating “Agent:Dwyer’s failed drug test a nonissue.” I thought what the heck, and then read the rest of the story, and feel deeply mislead. What a bunch of crock. Come on guys, where is your standards?

sex, drugs, and lies

April 18th, 2010
8:48 pm

I hope this is a HIPA violation, doesn’t that earn me an award?

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
8:49 pm

i applaud the uga fans here for integrity……….i as a tech fan will try to become more tolarant and nice

Tone LaRone

April 18th, 2010
8:49 pm

And who really wanted to know this. Not a sound decision by the editor-in-chief.

UGA Fan

April 18th, 2010
8:51 pm

What is this world coming to? UGA and GT fans are agreeing on something! Good job uniting the masses AJC. You are still only good for the bottom of my bird cage!

why are you surprised!

April 18th, 2010
8:51 pm

Several weeks ago a story ran in the AJC that three UGA football players were involved in “the taxi incident”. Tech fans were all over this, posting condescending remarks about UGA. At least UGA posters are showing class in their remarks.

POAD

April 18th, 2010
8:52 pm

Had to match the UGA headline with Mett getting kickoff the UGA team I guess?

Peterock

April 18th, 2010
8:52 pm

It’s just pathetic that the AJC would run an article heading that was this misleading. In no way do I hold football players up as role models, but to run an article heading this way is a sorry excuse for journalism. ESPN, AJC and the rest of these “sports outlets” are turning into glorified gossip columns for guys. Dwyer has represented his family and the Institute with class and doesn’t deserve to have his name treated this way.

chuck e

April 18th, 2010
8:54 pm

With crap like this, is it any wonder that this rag “paper” is dying a slow death and going out of business, I mean really, Roberson should be fired!!

activism isn't dead

April 18th, 2010
8:55 pm

How many posts are the magic number too get the AJC to take down this “non-story?” If we post too many, they’ll see it as popular and profitable. Perhaps shame will work.

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
8:55 pm

i am so moved by the class of the uga fans posts on here that i want to call a truce…………i swear to god i am moved to tears

FSJR

April 18th, 2010
8:55 pm

I concur; the headline is completely misleading and unprofessional. Unprofessional.

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
8:57 pm

for the first time in 35 yrs i am truly proud of these ga fans……….

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
8:58 pm

we must band together to abolish the hatred…..

Larry

April 18th, 2010
8:58 pm

Doug Roberson,

Got the courage to respond to the ass whipping you’re richly deserving on here? Are you hiding from your own blog? Hilarious!

I have met Mr. Dwyer as a 18 year old and not a more polite and level headed young man can easily be found. He, and his parents, are winners!

William R. Hurst

April 18th, 2010
8:59 pm

I don’t care anything about college football, but I gotta say this is piss-poor journalism, AJC. Newspapers are going away because of crap like this story. I guess the AJC staff will be cutting my grass soon. “Journalists” my butt.

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
8:59 pm

i ask for forgiveness

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
8:59 pm

i can no longer hate the university of ga

Doug Roberson

April 18th, 2010
9:04 pm

The headline has been changed to more accurately reflect the story. The previous headline didn’t provide the proper context so it was changed.

@ @ Activism

April 18th, 2010
9:04 pm

Please, let’s play nice and be civil. We know the AJC needs a good example set for them as they can’t do so on their own. Let’s not give them an excuse to be so darn ugly.

Joe Schmoe

April 18th, 2010
9:04 pm

I have a feeling that this blog is gonna get shut down soon.

hershal walker

April 18th, 2010
9:06 pm

to have these column removed calls fo fi fi -fo fi fo fi

Worm

April 18th, 2010
9:06 pm

Dawg 44 has it right!

russ

April 18th, 2010
9:06 pm

prescribed by a doctor. This paper is a rag. Reporting a non-story.

@Larry

April 18th, 2010
9:07 pm

The butt-whipping Mr. Roberson is getting here is nothing compared to the one he gets at the staff meeting tomorrow right before he gets fired.

Da'reek

April 18th, 2010
9:09 pm

I’m a Georgia fan but I was stunned to read the title on the front page of the AJC. Dwyer is one of those guys I respect a lot as a player and a person, it really bothered me to read that. Then I actually read the story and it’s all garbage. This story is honestly a disgrace.

Worm

April 18th, 2010
9:09 pm

We’ll see the REAL story during the NFL Draft!..I see his stock sliippiiinnng!

the truth

April 18th, 2010
9:10 pm

The AJC USED TO BE a good source for news. That was many years ago. LA Times, New York Times, AJC…3 peas in a pod.

Dawgs Run This State

April 18th, 2010
9:11 pm

As a UGA grad who was pretty upset the AJC helped make something of nothing with the “Three Unknown UGA Football Players in a Cab” story, I feel sorry for Dwyer and Tech fans.

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
9:11 pm

mr robertson, didnt you write the story? didnt you provide the original headline? be a man and answer this if you got the guts……..

I Hate UGAY

April 18th, 2010
9:12 pm

The press in the 1930’s and early 1940’s refrained from photographing FDR in a wheelchair, I can only imagine who the press of today would do or print. The press deserves our scorn.

elviskl

April 18th, 2010
9:13 pm

worm……..you classless SOB………YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO TECH AND GA FANS ALIKE

Doug Roberson

April 18th, 2010
9:14 pm

So that you’ll have the proper context for your comments, I was alerted by an ajc.com producer that foxsports.com first reported Dwyer’s test results. To clarify their report and make sure that the proper context was reported for the story, I called his agent who confirmed the clause in the foxsports report.
I agree that the failed drug test is pretty much a non-issue, as Dwyer’s agent said. Of course, if it was out there that Dwyer failed a drug test and no one tried to find out why or how, then things would be different. That’s why I called Mr. Bakari.
So, there it is.