Former Michigan star Jabrill Peppers failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, but his agency insists the result is all a misunderstanding.

Shortly after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that NFL teams have been notified that Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample, a spokesman for CAA — the agency that represents Peppers — explained that the positive test was a result of Peppers being ill and drinking an excessive amount of fluids.

“Peppers went to the combine. He was sick after flying there from San Diego. He has a history of cramping,” the statement read. “Peppers was being pumped with fluids, drinking 8-10 bottles of water before he went to bed, because he was the first guy to work out two days for the LBs and DBs. He had to go through that first day, come back on second day, and that was the fear. So Peppers was pounding water and under the weather. He never failed a drug test in his life, nor tested positive before for any substance.”