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Troy AD orders drug tests for all student-athletes

TROY, AL (AP) - Troy athletic director John Hartwell says all the school's athletes be tested for drugs after a series of deaths and arrests struck the university.

Hartwell said Thursday that they will all be tested within 30 days. He met with staff and coaches and every available athlete on Wednesday to inform them of the decision.

He says Troy will also increase the frequency of random testing in the future.

Troy football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on Jan. 2 after being struck by a vehicle.

Former Trojans football player Dimitri Miles is charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Troy, and 2013 signee Taylor Diggers is charged with manslaughter in the death of another Troy student.

Hartwell says he wants to minimize the risks of future incidents.

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