Report: NFL Drug Testing Is Screwed Up And Screwed Josh Gordon

Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk has some very interesting details about Josh Gordon's failed marijuana test that has him facing a full-season suspension. And if it's true, the NFL's drug testing procedure is more messed up than we could have imagined—and Josh Gordon doesn't deserve a suspension. » 7/29/14 2:59pm 7/29/14 2:59pm

Man First In Line To Buy Legal Weed Gets Fired, Is So Chilled Out

Mike Boyer waited 20 hours in line to legally buy marijuana in Spokane, Washington. Boyer wanted to be part of the historic day and made up his mind to be the first man in. His determination and will to succeed earned him some prime shit—"20.4 percent certified...that's pretty high."—but it also got him fired from two… » 7/12/14 11:07am 7/12/14 11:07am

How To Keep A Prospect From Getting Suspended For Weed? Promote Him.

Minor league baseball rules dictate that players who test positive for "drugs of abuse"—the fun, non-performance-enhancing ones like weed, cocaine, and ecstasy—receive a 50-game suspension for a second offense, 100 games for a third, and a lifetime ban for the fourth. There are no such penalties for players on major… » 7/01/14 3:44pm 7/01/14 3:44pm

Report: NFL to Change its Marijuana Policy, Reduce Suspensions and…

ESPN reports that the NFL will re-examine and likely alter its out-dated marijuana policy after a rash of off-season incidents, suspensions, and increasing pressure to make a much needed change. The announcement comes just days after Josh Gordon's alleged season-long suspension for testing positive for weed. » 5/14/14 10:13am 5/14/14 10:13am

MLB Drug Testing Drives One Prospect From Marijuana To Alcohol

The AP has a story about top Astros prospect Jon Singleton, the point of which seems to be to leave readers feeling inspired by Singleton's journey from being a marijuana-addicted and troubled youngster to clean-living prospect knocking on the door of the big leagues. And I suppose it is that kind of story, if you… » 3/03/14 6:34pm 3/03/14 6:34pm

Mark Brunell Claims Weed Ruins Lives, Calls For Increased NFL Testing

Former NFL quarterback Mark Brunell appeared on ESPN this morning to warn viewers of the scourge of marijuana, claiming it destroys the brain and ruins lives while demanding the NFL step up its testing and enforcement of an anti-weed policy. His claims were in response to Ryan Clark's recognition that many NFL players… » 2/07/14 10:59am 2/07/14 10:59am

The Gateway-Drug Myth Goes to Pot

"I've got a fat lip," President Barack Obama told New Yorker editor David Remnick on an Air Force One flight this fall, while munching away on Nicorette. The injury resulted from a blow to the face during the president's favorite stress-reliever—basketball. And since he was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the… » 1/24/14 4:27pm 1/24/14 4:27pm

Davone Bess Tweets (Another) Photo Of Weed

Browns receiver Davone Bess tweeted a photo of some weed this morning. This is noteworthy only insofar as marijuana is illegal, though increasingly decriminalized, and a banned substance in the NFL, though ubiquitous and largely unpoliced, and we presume that most of the NFL's rookie symposium consists of players… » 1/16/14 11:40am 1/16/14 11:40am

How A Stoned Canadian Changed Sports History

Ross Rebagliati was happy to piss into a cup. He was proud to do it. The Canadian snowboarder had just completed an epic Olympic gold medal-clinching giant slalom run, and he welcomed the drug screening. It made things official, in a way. After all, this was early 1998. His still-fringe sport was brand new to the… » 8/01/13 3:00pm 8/01/13 3:00pm