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NFL player/boxer Tommy Zbikowski cleared of marijuana suspension

April 28, 2011 |  5:17 pm

Tommy1 The Choctaw Nation Gaming Commission in Oklahoma has lifted the suspension of boxer Tommy Zbikowski, the Baltimore Ravens' safety who's next scheduled to fight June 4 at Staples Center.

Zbikowski's manager, Mike Joyce, informed the fighter's promoter, Top Rank, on Thursday that he had received a certified letter from the Oklahoma commission informing Zbikowski his clean follow-up test taken earlier this week in Chicago had effectively addressed concerns raised by the positive outcome of Saturday's test for marijuana in Oklahoma.

Four other boxers on the card tested positive for the marijuana ingredient THC, and Zbikowski promoter Bob Arum speculated that the fighters got a "contact high" from marijuana usage by someone else at the hotel where the bouts were fought.


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Photo: Tommy Zbikowski. Credit: Al Bello / Getty Images