05/06/2013 05:50 pm ET

Corey Knebel, University Of Texas Baseball Player, Suspended For Reportedly Giving Urine Sample To Teammate For Drug Test


Corey Knebel, a star relief pitcher for the University of Texas, was suspended Friday for reportedly supplying a urine sample for a teammate's drug test.

The Austin American-Statesman, citing an unnamed "source with knowledge of the situation," wrote that Knebel agreed to the urine swap so his teammate wouldn't test positive for Adderall, a stimulant that is often used to treat ADHD but is banned by the NCAA. While the association's rules permit players to take certain banned drugs with a prescription, Knebel's teammate apparently did not have an Adderall prescription.

However, follow-up stories in the Dallas Morning News and elsewhere, using the Austin paper's scoop, alleged that Knebel himself takes Adderall. Thus, Knebel's alleged attempt to cover up for his teammate reportedly resulted in the teammate testing positive for the substance. The teammate reportedly confessed when asked about the drug.

The player who took the test was not identified, but the American-Statesman reported that pitcher Cameron Cox was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. The university denied the paper an interview with Cox, and baseball coach Augie Garrido and Knebel didn't return phone calls.

The university's sports information department would provide no further information to The Huffington Post on Monday.

Meanwhile, Knebel was kept off the team for the Longhorns' weekend series against Kansas State, the Austin paper said. It was his second suspension of the season.

According to the university's website, Knebel has a team-leading eight saves in 24 appearances with a 2.68 earned-run average.

The Longhorns next play against Texas Southern on May 11.