KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee basketball player Chris
Lofton says he played last season after undergoing underwent treatment for testicular cancer.
Lofton revealed to ESPN.com in a story posted today that he underwent surgery in March 2007 and had four weeks of radiation
starting last May. He says a failed drug test at the 2007 NCAA tournament revealed he potentially had a tumor.
The ESPN report says Lofton was randomly picked during the 2007 NCAA tournament for a drug test, which revealed high levels of hCG,
a hormone that serves as an indicator of pregnancy in women, steroid use or cancer.
He was a preseason All-America going into his senior season, but fans and reporters began raising questions when he started the season in a shooting slump.