Jarmon’s UK career over after positive test for banned substance

The career of University of Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon has come to an abrupt end after he tested positive for a substance that is banned by the NCAA.

Jarmon, a 6-foot-3, 277-pound senior-to-be from Collierville, Tenn., read a statement to the media at a press conference Saturday morning. Jarmon said he purchased an over-the-counter supplement in February to aid with weight loss. He was selected for a random drug test by the NCAA on Feb. 24 and tested positive. Jarmon did not name the banned substance he tested positive for.

The NCAA regulates a one-year suspension for a positive test for a banned substance. Jarmon redshirted his freshman year at UK, so he has no eligibility remaining.

Jarmon was named a second-team All-SEC pick after his sophomore year, and had considered skipping his final year of eligibility for the NFL Draft before deciding to return to UK.

Check back with Kentucky.com and Chip’s blog for more updates

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