Update: Tom Zbikowski's Second Drug Test Clean

Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times reported via Twitter this afternoon that a second drug test performed by a Chicago lab indicates that Tom Zbikowski, the Baltimore Ravens safety who has been boxing lately, is in fact clean, and should not have tested positive for THC.

Earlier, it was reported that Zbikowski failed a drug test along with five other fighters. The testing was criticized by Zbikowski's lawyer, manager and boxing coach, Mike Joyce:

"We're appealing it," Joyce said. "After the fight, all the fighters tested were positive. They had you pee in a cup and put a strip of something in there. I've never seen results where you get them the day of the fight. It was like a home pregnancy test or something."

The testing was conducted by a tribal boxing commission in Oklahoma and sounds suspect, to say the very least. Whether or not this leads to any backlash against that commission remains to be seen, but you'd have to think this is going to be taken pretty seriously by Zbikowski and the other fighters who were, you know, reported to have failed drug tests they shouldn't have failed in the first place.

This might wind up being the shortest suspension I can think of, as all of them should be lifted very soon.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker