ATHENS GA - NOVEMBER 27: Justin Houston #42 of the Georgia Bulldogs sacks quarterback Tevin Washington #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27 2010 in Athens Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A report by Fox Sports is saying that former Georgia DE/LB Justin Houston failed his Combine drug tests in advance of this weekend's NFL draft. The drug specified by the report is marijuana.
Given that everyone knows there are drug tests at the Combine, they're almost as much IQ tests as they are drug tests. To fail them shows an incredible lack of judgment and foresight. Of course, Houston was not alone, as Iowa DL Christian Ballard also failed the tests this year.
The SEC saw another high profile player test positive for the demon weed when Percy Harvin got busted at the Combine back in 2009. It helped cause him to fall in the first round, though he had other red flags such as serious behavior problems in high school and chronic migraines. I don't think Houston has anything like that, so this failed test probably won't cause him to fall too far.
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it all out at SB Nation's NFL Draft Hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft.