Report: Syracuse basketball violated drug policy

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The Syracuse men's basketball program failed to adhere to its internal drug policy while playing ineligible players over the past decade, according to a three-month investigation by Yahoo! Sports.

The report Monday, citing anonymous sources, says at least 10 players since 2001 have tested positive for a banned recreational substance or substances. It's unknown if any current players are involved.

The sources said all 10 of the players were allowed to practice and play at times when they should have been suspended by the athletic department, including instances when some may not have known of their own ineligibility.

Jim Boeheim, coach of the second-ranked Orange, was not immediately available for comment.

Calls to Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross and the NCAA were not immediately returned.