Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs has penned an open letter to the Auburn community and takes issue with some of things mentioned in the ESPN The Magazine report on synthetic marijuana usage by football players on the Tigers' 2010 national championship team and the athletic department's drug-testing efforts.
In particular, Jacobs said that since Auburn's drug testing policy was amended to include synthetic marijuana as a banned substance, there have been three positive tests for the drug out of more than 2,500 drug tests administered. Jacobs said those three individuals are no longer on Auburn athletics rosters.
Jacobs wrote: "A parent interviewed told ESPN they would have done more to help her son had we done more to let her know he was in trouble. That is incorrect. The facts demonstrate that our coaches and Sports Medicine professionals had regular communication with the parents and that every effort was made to warn our student-athletes about the dangers of synthetic marijuana."
You can read Jacobs' entire letter by clicking here.