Ohio State's Noah Spence Suspended 3 Games After Testing Positive for Ecstasy [UPDATE]

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Noah Spence, a defensive end for Ohio State, was mysteriously suspended for three games, including last week’s Orange Bowl. Spence’s parents have now revealed the reason: They claim someone slipped ecstasy in his drink and that’s why it showed up on a drug test.

Spence’s family told ABC27 in Ohio:

The family says Spence unintentionally took the drug when he was given an open drink by people he didn’t know 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 appealed a second time, but the three-day suspension was upheld.

How could the Big Ten possibly consider ecstasy a performance-enhancing drug? [via ABC27]

[UPDATE: Less than 24 hours before Spence was supposed to return from his 3-game suspension, Eleven Warriors is reporting that he failed another drug test, and his status with the team for Saturday’s game against Kent State is unknown.]

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