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Louisiana Tech pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson has Combine taken away for a fight at McDonald’s

Jaylon Ferguson is one fo the best pass rushers in the NFL Draft and now he will be banned from going to the Combine for a prior fight at McDonald’s in which he was arrested.

The NFL is being ridiculous, and it is sad. Jaylon Ferguson is a solid pass rusher and the NCAA’s all-time sack leader, but he will not be at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

We interviewed Jaylon Ferguson a few weeks ago on Draft Diamonds!

Ferguson was convicted of simple battery his Freshman year at Louisian Tech following a fight at a McDonald’s. As per the rules, that’s enough to take away a combine invitation. The NFL told clubs last month players would be barred from the combine “if a background check reveals a conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving violence.”

Ferguson also received a public intoxication charge while in college, according to reports, but this is just getting ridiculous. Ferguson now joins Preston Williams from Colorado State and defensive end Jeffery Simmons who actually tore his ACL yesterday training for his pro-day.

This is horrible news because Ferguson considered by many as a first round pick. The NFL needs to fix this rule because it is getting foolish.

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