Honestly, I feel bad for everyone involved in the making of this ESPN The Magazine feature about college football's marijuana "problem," which has to be the stupidest sports-and-dope story I've read in an allegedly reputable outlet since the Yahoo guy went running around the Syracuse campus with a pee cup. I feel bad for the writer, Mark Schlabach, who apparently was stuffed in a closet and replaced with the high school principal from Reefer Madness. I feel bad for the story's editor, who must've been trapped beneath an armoire on the day the story crossed his desk. (How else to explain a sentence like, "The incidents highlight a trend in college football that has taken hold of the news cycle several times since the beginning of last season"? Those words don't mean anything. Seriously. "Those incidents in the news highlight a trend of incidents being in the news." Reading that sentence is like trying to chew on cotton candy. There isn't an editor I've written for who wouldn't have tossed me out the window for pulling shit like that.)
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