Clemson's Dexter Lawrence 'at peace' as he awaits drug test results before Cotton Bowl

Manie Robinson
The Greenville News

ARLINGTON, Texas— Clemson coaches and fans may be waiting anxiously for the test results. But Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is "at peace."Lawrence sat calmly on the 45-yard line inside AT&T Stadium on Thursday morning. He spoke to members of the media for the first time since Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced that Lawrence could miss the Cotton Bowl.

Lawrence is one of three Clemson players who were suspended a week ago after drug tests revealed trace amounts of ostarine, a performance enhancing substances primarily utilized for building lean muscle. A B sample could clear the players. Clemson expects to receive those results later Thursday. 

Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence answers questions during the Tigers Cotton Bowl media day at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX Thursday, December 27, 2018.

"I know that I have no control on what the B sample result will be. I’m just here to support my teammates and try to be a leader," Lawrence said. "I’m not the type of guy to do a selfish act like that. I have too much pride. I love this team and my family too much to even think about putting substance like that in my body. I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know how it got there.

"I was raised different. If I did do it, I’d own up to it."