Professional athletes, marijuana, and our government….been thinking about these topics over the weekend because they all are linked together by one common factor: stupidity.
Follow me here….or if you can’t that’s good because it will illustrate my point at how it is said “we must all get along” when in actuality all we do is contradict ourselves.
The government has spent one trillion dollars on the “War on Drugs” since 1971. Millions are spent every day guarding the southwest borders of our country so marijuana isn’t smuggled into our country. Twenty two of our states and The District of Columbia have legalized it albeit mostly for medical purposes. Two states, Colorado and Washington, have made marijuana legal for personal use. If someone told me…”show up to work early, but only work to 50% of your potential, take a short lunch, spend 30 minutes juggling bowling pins and the rest of the afternoon pretend to be working at your desk but we want you to be surfing facebook and making posts of how much you hate it here”….that would make more sense. In fact we all know the latter of my absurd situation happens quite frequently.
Professional athletes. Quite the oxy-moron don’t ya think? They get millions to run fast and jump high. They sign contracts that guarantee them millions knowing they will be tested for marijuana (Yes the same plant that is legal medically in 22 states and legal in 2) yet they still insist on smoking weed.
Let’s look at the case of Cleveland Browns wide receiver: he received a scholarship to play at Baylor…in 2010 he and a teammate were found sound asleep in the drive thru at a local Taco Bell and weed in the car. In July 2011 he was suspended from the Baylor team for a positive marijuana test. He transferred to Utah but decided to just sit out a year and go for the NFL. July 2012 he gets a 5.3 million dollar deal with the Browns……that’ll by ya a lot of chicken soft tacos. In June 2013 he was suspended by NFL for first two games of that season for………YES testing positive for weed. He had a great year last year with the most receiving yards in the NFL and being named to the Pro Bowl. Guess what happened May 9, 2014? I think you have this story figured out and Gordon more than likely will be suspended for the year. Our story doesn’t end there…a week ago…Gordon gets pulled over for speeding, cop smells weed, and one of the three passengers produces a bag with less than 200 grams of marijuana. Ya know that’s good stuff….millionaire weed…I can picture them speeding because Taco Bell was about to close. Gordon was ticketed just for speeding and not for possession of the pot because his friend said it was his……REALLY? Ya want me to believe that??? Here is what probably happened: Cue siren and lights…GORDON: “Oh shit. Hey Levi hold this bag. LEVI: Are you crazy? GORDON: I’ll give ya $100K when we get back to the crib. LEVI: Gimmie that bag.
Our government and professional athletes…the best Stooge routine ever.
“Our story doesn’t end there…a week ago…Gordon gets pulled over for speeding, cop smells weed, and one of the three passengers produces a bag with less than 200 grams of marijuana.”…”Gordon was ticketed just for speeding and not for possession of the pot because his friend said it was his……REALLY? Ya want me to believe that???”
It doesn’t matter what YOU believe; the Cop merely ticketed him and sent him on his way because A.) HE wasn’t in immediate possession of the substance and B.) if anything, he would have failed a sobriety test. You and I both know if he was ‘doped-up’, he wouldn’t have been speeding. If anything, he spent the last couple of hours with Billy Dee Williams sipping Colt 45 out of a stem glass pretending it was Cristal. No way he would have ran past a street cleaner if he hit Snoop Dogg’s “glaucoma med”.
The Po-Po probably was in need of meeting his quota for the month so he could buy his kid the latest Avengers deluxe action figure because he’s still trying to make-up for that bad investment advice he got from some guy named Bernie at a GOP election campaign party x-amount of years ago.
I think the only solution is to take the Jean Kasem route and throw raw meat at people.