Kenny Vaccaro #32 of the New Orleans Saints returns a interception during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 27, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Rams 49-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Blame it on the state fair: Kenny Vaccaro explains his failed PED test

Posted January 13th, 2017


Kenny Vaccaro admitted in an  ESPN story that he made a “dumb mistake” when he took Adderall that led to his four game suspension.

And the Texas State Fair, Texas football and the Oklahoma Sooners are somewhat to blame for his mistake.

The former Texas football standout turned first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints explained that “he took it during the bye weekend as a pick-me-up when he was in Dallas to watch his former school, Texas, and his little brother Kevin play against Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry,” according to the story. The Texas-Oklahoma game is played at the same time as the Texas State Fair.


“I was just tired and I really wasn’t aware of the whole rule thing. The game’s early in the morning, the state fair was going on,” Vaccaro told ESPN. “I never took it before. I just did it, and it was just a dumb mistake by me, to be honest. And then I came back in Monday and had a random PED test. But that’s the rules, and I take full responsibility.”

Maybe next time Vaccaro should try some of the various friend things with sugar at the Texas State Fair, such as the award-winning fried Jell-O, or cookies shaped like french fries.

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