As the Clemson Tigers prepare for the Cotton Bowl against Notre Dame, they got some very bad news on Christmas Eve.

Per a report on Monday, star DL Dexter Lawrence, OL Zach Giella and TE Braden Galloway all failed drug tests.

Reporter Jori Epstein tweeted on Monday afternoon that the players thought coach Dabo Swinney was joking with them when he informed them, but apparently it was not a joke:

Per Stewart Mandel of The Athletic, if it was an NCAA drug test as reported, it triggers an automatic suspension:

Ostarine is considered a performance-enhancing drug, but as mentioned in the original tweet, the players still have their B samples that may come back clean.