Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence didn't get a three-game suspension for a dietary supplement, like was first reported.
Rather, he was suspended for testing positive for "a small amount of ecstasy" in a random drug test prior to the Big Ten Championship game, according to an interview with Spence's father by WHTM-ABC27 in Harrisburg, Pa.
It's standard procedure for every player to get tested prior to the Big 10 championship game, and Spence's family says he was shocked when his drug test came back positive. They claim that it was slipped into his drink unknowingly at a party.
His father says the Big 10 originally suspended Spence for one year because they consider ecstasy a performance-enhancing drug. The NCAA considers ecstasy a street drug, which carries a lesser penalty.
The family appealed and the suspension was dropped to three games. They seem also set to bring a lawsuit against The Big Ten.
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