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Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray had positive test for Adderall

Jonathan Gray, the University of Oklahoma pitcher and No. 2 prospect heading into this year's MLB Rule 4 draft, tested positive for Adderall during baseball's predraft drug testing program, according to ESPN.com sources familiar with the details of Gray's test.
by John Helsley Published: June 3, 2013
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NORMAN — Oklahoma ace Jonathan Gray, a potential No. 1 pick in this week’s Major League Baseball Draft, tested positive for the medication Adderall during MLB’s predraft drug testing program, ESPN.com’s Keith Law reported Monday, citing multiple sources.

Adderall, a drug most commonly used to treat ADHD, is comprised of two amphetamine salts.

Law’s story said the positive test will not result in an MLB suspension, but will make Gray subject to additional follow-up testing once he starts his professional career. Law also wrote that one league source did not think it would hurt Gray’s draft stock, and Law even suggested it could help Gray go No. 1 overall, with the test potentially leading to a lower bonus for the Sooner junior.

Of more immediate concern is Gray’s status for this weekend’s Super Regional series at LSU. Adderall – considered a stimulant – is banned by the NCAA. Yet this test was conducted by Major League Baseball, not the NCAA.

The University of Oklahoma released this statement addressing Gray’s eligibility Monday:

“All University of Oklahoma student-athletes are subject to institutional and NCAA drug testing and are subject to corrective action relative to those policies. At this time, we are able to confirm that Jonathan Gray is eligible to compete for the University of Oklahoma baseball program.”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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