Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for the first four games this season after testing positive for MDMA, or “Molly,” the league determined Monday (Aug. 11). Scandrick tested positive for the drub back in April, after a vacation in Mexico with now ex-girlfriend Draya Michele.
He says he took the drug without his knowledge. “I take full responsibility for what goes in my body and more importantly for the embarrassment of a failed drug test,” Scandrick said.
“It’s my goal by issuing this statement to clear my name and more importantly to be judged by what happens to me in the future. I hope that my family, my Cowboys football family and all my fans can forgive me for this situation. I look forward to a successful 2014 season.”
Scandrick initially appealed the test results. Early reports say that he named Michele for influencing him to unknowingly add the substance in his drink. She went online today to clear the story up. “I’m not to blame … I’ve been supporting him since April when this happened. And I will continue to support him,” Michelle tweeted.
The 27-year-old Southern California native will lose $1 million in the suspension. He and Michelle broke up recently.
Click below to see photos of Scandrick, and his ex.