Source: All four college football playoff teams were drug tested

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich had to play the national championship game without star receiver Darren Carrington, who was suspended after random drug testing.

Christian Petersen

University of Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich said at Pac-12 Media Days on Friday he’d been told the Ducks were the only one of the four College Football Playoff teams who’d been subjected to the NCAA’s random drug testing. However, a source told FOX Sports on Monday that regarding NCAA championship (or CFP) drug testing, when a semifinal round is selected for testing all participating teams in that round are tested.

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington, a star in the Ducks’ semifinal win over Florida State, was sidelined for the title game against Ohio State after he failed an NCAA-administered drug test the week of the Ducks’ Rose Bowl win over the Seminoles.