Former top recruit and new Eastern Kentucky University defensive end Noah Spence detailed his history of Ecstasy use in an interview with ESPN's Brian Bennett. Drug use got him kicked off the Ohio State Buckeyes squad early in the 2014-15 season and banned from the Big Ten in November.
EKU offered Spence a chance at football redemption and an opportunity to get his life back on track.
"Nearly 20 months after he last played in a college game, he is hoping to rebuild his standing on and off the field at Eastern Kentucky, an FCS program far from the spotlight of Columbus. He's an intriguing NFL prospect, possibly even an early-round pick in the 2016 draft," Bennett wrote.
Spence and EKU Coach Dean Hood have a plan for proving to the NFL that Spence's drug troubles are over.