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 Tuesday 2:59pm

Mike Pettine: Browns Won't Cut Josh Gordon, Expect Him To Report To Camp

The Cleveland Browns expect a decision in the appeal of Josh Gordon's season-long (at minimum) ban for a failed drug test within the next two weeks. Gordon, you'll recall, was suspended indefinitely for failing a drug test (weed) for the third time. If the suspension is upheld, he can apply for reinstatement after one… » 7/21/14 8:17pm 7/21/14 8:17pm

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 The Rivalry That Was Supposed To Usher In Cycling's New Era Didn't

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Andy Schleck won the 2010 Tour De France. He finished 39 agonizing seconds behind Alberto Contador on the road, but the Spaniard's suspension for taking clenbuterol meant that Schleck inherited the yellow jersey. Winning a proxy war against Contador was a cruel way to bag his first grand… » 7/07/14 2:47pm 7/07/14 2:47pm

The NFL Is Dumping Bad News On Us While Nobody Is Paying Attention

The Friday afternoon news dump is a tried and true tactic for any organization looking to get some negative press in and out of the news cycle as quickly as possible. With tomorrow being a holiday and most of America already checked out for the long weekend, the NFL decided to unleash a classic news dump. » 7/03/14 5:17pm 7/03/14 5:17pm

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

Police: MLB Knew Biogenesis Documents Were Stolen

In a lawsuit he has since withdrawn, Alex Rodriguez claimed MLB knowingly purchased stolen documents—a claim MLB has always denied. According to a police report obtained by Newsday, MLB was informed several times that the documents it was pursuing were stolen and that they were to contact police if they came across… » 5/11/14 12:53am 5/11/14 12:53am

Seantrel Henderson Failed A Drug Test At The Combine

Adam Schefter reports that former Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson flunked a drug test at the scouting combine, testing positive for marijuana. Either he successfully brought his own weed across state lines, or was able to locate some during just a few days in Indianapolis—that's good hustle, either way.… » 5/05/14 1:21pm 5/05/14 1:21pm

Mitch McGary Declaring For NBA Draft, Victim Of NCAA Reefer Madness

After missing most of last season with a back injury, University of Michigan forward Mitch McGary seemed likely to head back to Ann Arbor for another year of work on his sketchy offensive game and another deep run in the NCAA tournament. Instead, he'll be declaring for the NBA draft—all because he got high. » 4/25/14 9:56am 4/25/14 9:56am

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