Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero are reporting that Louisiana Tech pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson‘s invitation to the Scouting Combine has been rescinded after a background check found an off-field incident that violates the league’s policy.
According to the report, Ferguson was convicted of simple battery his freshman year La. Tech for his part in a fight that occurred at a McDonalds. Ferguson also received a public intoxication charge while in college.
The NFL’s policy states that players will be barred from the combine “if a background check reveals a conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving violence.”
Ferguson recorded 187 tackles, 67.5 tackles for a loss, 45 sacks, seven forced fumbles, three recoveries and six pass defenses over the course of four seasons and 50 games played at Louisiana Tech.