Report: Players tested positive for synthetic marijuana

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More details have surfaced regarding the suspensions of three key members of the LSU football team.

"An LSU official familiar with the situation confirmed to me earlier today that the three players, cornerbacks Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon and running back Spencer Ware tested positive for synthetic marijuana in a school-administered drug test," said Mark Schlaback, an senior writer.

Louisiana became a national leader in the fight against synthetic pot products last year. Then in July, Gov. Bobby Jindal banned the products.

Earlier this month, a college basketball player in South Carolina died, allegedly from chemicals found in those fake weed products.

The NCAA doesn't test for it, but did put it on its list of banned drugs two months ago.

Officials strongly encourage schools to independently test for the substances, which LSU obviously does.

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