NCAA confirms Clemson's Dexter Lawrence will miss Cotton Bowl


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    (AP) - The NCAA confirms that Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been suspended for Saturday's CFP semifinal game against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl following a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs.

    Lawrence was one of three Clemson players who tested positive for ostarine, a substance used to treat osteoporosis that can act like an anabolic steroid.

    Lawrence took part in Clemson's media day session on Thursday and said he has no idea what may have led to the failed test.

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced earlier in the week the school had been notified by the NCAA about the failed tests by Lawrence, reserve offensive tackle Zach Giella and freshman tight end Braden Galloway.

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