NC State LB Green Suspended For Season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State linebacker D.J. Green says the NCAA has suspended him for the season after he tested positive for using an unnamed banned substance.

Green apologized in a statement. He says he was trying to gain weight during the offseason and took a supplement given to him by someone from his hometown in Macon, Ga.

He says he "wasn't responsible enough to check with our coaches to make sure that it was something legal and now I'm paying the consequences."

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Green had 28 tackles, one sack and one interception in seven games last year with the Wolfpack. He missed the final five games with an unspecified foot injury.


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  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:33 PM
    Tom O'Brien should withdraw this guy's scholarship. I don't condone the use of PED's and have a problem with one of our own athletes meessing with that crap. We certainly don't want to look as bad as UNC, Duke, or even ECU when it comes to the cheating, mainly UNC.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    Well it's obvious that you have to do some cheating to get into the ACC. The ACC stands for America's Cheating Conference.
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      by Pack Man on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:34 PM in reply to Sam
      Typical ECU fan you are!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM
    if he isnt smart enough to know what he puts in his body... then he isnt smart enough to be in college
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      by Sam on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM in reply to
      They say if you can't go to college, go to State.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to Sam
        And if you can't get into State go to EZU
  • by UNC fan on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    All teams have these from time to time thats just the way it is. Quit bashing your fellow ACC members, it gets real old...
  • by Chet Ubetcha on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:29 PM
    Come own down to Greenville Mr. Green. We would love to see you in the purple and gold.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM in reply to Chet Ubetcha
      Yes, Greenville loves partial qualifiers and general hooligans.
  • by You're Kidding right on Feb 28, 2012 at 04:43 PM
    When is NCAA going to take this serious and perm. ban him from playing football. This is one of the reasons I DO NOT support college sports.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM in reply to You're Kidding right
      He made the mistake of taking a steroid, admitted to it, and is going to sit out a year of his eligibility. A permanent NCAA ban is ridiculous. Now, had he been taking money from his coach/agent, taking trips to Miami, and skipping out on parking tickets, a permanent ban might be necessary.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:11 PM
    nc state is a bunch of cheaters
  • by bill Location: winterville on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:28 PM
    the article reads nc state not ecu. there won't be any excuses. no cover-up happened. he is paying the price for his mistake.
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      by Jimbo on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:19 AM in reply to bill
      I think you confused ECU with UNC. There are no cover ups or excuses at ECU. I think they punish their players when they slip up. Yes, some like Williams get a second chance after sitting out a year but I think you will find that ECU does not cover up their players' transgressions.
  • by AND THE EXCUSES START.... on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    in 3...2....1....
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      by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM in reply to AND THE EXCUSES START....
      There are no excuses. This isn't UNC or ECU. Like Bill said, there are no cover ups. The young man made a mistake, admitted to it, and is paying the consequences.
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        by Get Real! on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:25 PM in reply to
        1. There were no "cover ups" because this was a drug test done by the NCAA, NOT NCSt. What was NCSU gonna do when the NCAA caught the guy? Why didn't NCSt catch him earlier? Where was the proactive enforcement? There wasn't any! 2. Do you remember when NCSt. football player Sweezy and a few of his boys (also Wolfpack football affiliated) were caught with marijuana about 2 years ago by Raleigh P.D.? Do you remember what was also in their possession at the time? That's right... Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's), including hypodermic syringes in which to administer these PED's. All swept under the rug by NCSt administration. NCSt = NCSTeroids. So, save our pious hypocrisy for somewhere else. You either are in denial or are ignorant of NCSTeroids athletics. Don't believe me? OK, follow the facts and discover them for yourself. In the meanwhile, LOL at your delusional phony self-righteousness!!!
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        by viraldoc on Feb 29, 2012 at 04:40 AM in reply to
        Admitted to it? He was caught in a failed drug test. He will pay the consequences, but you don't "admit" to something when you're told you took it.
  • by World Champion on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    Find it here first on WITN the home of the ACC ugh
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      by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:52 PM in reply to World Champion
      North Carolina is ACC country.
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        by Smarter than Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:06 PM in reply to
        North Carolina is ACC country? Try telling that to UF, GA, Ohio State and USC who took the top football recruits out of the state this year.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:58 PM in reply to Smarter than Anonymous
          And they get to do that, because they reside in SEC country. Because of that, they get away with a little thing called 'oversigning'. Google it.
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        by Fredo on Feb 29, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to
        Lol Anon and UNC never oversigned? How many "gray shirts" did Butch have?
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        by Sam on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:01 PM in reply to
        North Carolina is not ACC Country. North Carolina is NASCAR country. The part of North Carolina to the west of I-95 is ACC Country, but that's about it.
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