Kansas cornerback reportedly tests positive

By: AP
By: AP

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A University of Kansas official is declining to comment on reports that All-American cornerback Aqib Talib said he tested positive for marijuana three times while at Kansas.

Pro Football Weekly reported that Talib made the statement while participating in the NFL scouting combine. He helped lead the Jayhawks to a 12-1 record last season and an Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech.

Talib is expected to be a high pick in this month's NFL draft.

Associate athletic director Jim Marchiony says he can't comment until the school gets some confirmation from Talib.

The magazine says Talib said he told Kansas coaches in advance that he was going to test positive in one of the tests. Head coach Mark Mangino told The Kansas City Star that that claim wasn't "accurate," but refused to comment further.

Talib was suspended for two games in 2006 for undisclosed disciplinary reasons and Mangino refused to say if it was drug-related.

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