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

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 being … » 1/16/14 11:40am 1/16/14 11:40am

Major League Baseball's War On Drugs Is An Immoral Shitshow

Major league ballplayers should never have agreed to drug testing. They should have told any handwringing writer who had anything to say about it to fuck right off, and they should have said the same to any handwringing politician who wanted to do something about it. They should have made clear that they would go on… » 1/14/14 6:53pm 1/14/14 6:53pm

Scott Boras Says MLB's War On PEDs Is All Backwards

Baseball came down hard on Alex Rodriguez, seeking—and achieving--stacked suspensions for each violation of the joint drug agreement. But what if MLB is going about things all wrong? Scott Boras believes that to truly quash its drug problem, baseball needs to go after the dealers, not the users. » 1/14/14 11:05am 1/14/14 11:05am

Here's Some Audio From Boomer Esiason's Stoned MNF Broadcast

Last week, we learned about the time Boomer Esiason and Matt Millen got contact high while doing a radio broadcast for a Monday Night Football game in December 2000. Yesterday, Boomer shared some of his marijuana-infused commentary from that game on his daily radio show. » 1/14/14 10:50am 1/14/14 10:50am

Boomer Esiason Says He And Matt Millen Got Stoned During MNF Broadcast

Remember the first time you went to a party and had, like, a sip of alcohol and couldn't stop talking about how wasted you were? This is a lot like that. Boomer Esiason does Monday Night Football color commentary on the radio and recently revealed that in his first year on the broadcast he and Millen got a contact… » 1/11/14 9:53am 1/11/14 9:53am

The Grim, Coppish Concerns And Macho Sketchiness Of Paul Lo Duca

This is part of an ongoing series in which, with the help of friends and associates, we're reviewing the merits—and relative lack of merits—of the players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot. All entries in the series can be found here. » 1/06/14 11:02am 1/06/14 11:02am

Rafael Palmeiro Was The Ideal Steroids Scapegoat

Rafael Palmeiro was going to stroll into the Hall of Fame. It's sort of unbelievable to remember this fact, as we try to gaze back over the ruptured fault line between the Steroids Era and the Steroids Recriminations Era. There wasn't really anything to argue about, back then. He was in. » 12/24/13 9:00am 12/24/13 9:00am