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    Re: Ricky Williams tests positive for pot again

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I realize that marijuana is illegal in this country, but does it affect performance on Sundays? It's easier to become addicted to painkillers or prescription narcotics than it is pot, and you have to believe that as much pain as NFLers go through, there are some guys out there who likely have a problem with a painkiller addiction, which can affect performance, yet you never hear of anyone suspended for that.

    I'm not really sure what my point was now, but maybe someone else will read and understand what I was trying to say.
    I've been around and I would definitely say that a player who played high would definitely suffer on the field. It can be argued that the rule is arbitrary because there are plenty of legal substances that can be just as bad, if not worse. However, I've worked with habitual pot smokers and, just from a professional perspective, I wouldn't recommend it for the same reason I wouldn't recommend anyone playing drunk. It really slows reaction and dulls the senses. That's a bit different than someone who needs a few vicodin or a cortisone shot to get onto the field. After the game, well if it weren't illegal, then there's no big deal, as long as they show up to practices and games straight.

    As far as addictions go, they're never good, no matter what the substance.
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    Re: Ricky Williams tests positive for pot again

    I think Chuck Bresnahan should get ****-tested on a regular basis b/c I'm almost 100% he was sniffing SOMETHING on a regular basis last season.
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    Re: Ricky Williams tests positive for pot again

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Of course Ricky's problem is that he hasn't tried to hide the fact that he uses pot.
    But he said he quit... at least according to High Times

    http://www.hightimes.com/ht/news/con...bid=275&aid=24
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    Re: Ricky Williams tests positive for pot again

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    The rule may be stupid, but not nearly as stupid as Ricky.
    That's my opinion too. I know we're not supposed to talk politics here, but I'm as pro-legalization as they come.

    Nonethess, if you can't lay off it for a gazillion dollars, you're an addict. And that's sad, not funny.
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    Re: Ricky Williams tests positive for pot again

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Nonethess, if you can't lay off it for a gazillion dollars, you're an addict. And that's sad, not funny.
    Exactly right. When the craving for a "high" is so strong that you're willing to toss away millions of dollars just for playing a sport, the drug has control. It should scare a user when they see people throwing their livelihood away just for the luxury of getting high.

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    Re: Ricky Williams tests positive for pot again

    Quote Originally Posted by durl View Post
    Exactly right. When the craving for a "high" is so strong that you're willing to toss away millions of dollars just for playing a sport, the drug has control. It should scare a user when they see people throwing their livelihood away just for the luxury of getting high.

    Of course it hasn't quite come to that point yet. He can still play in the CFL (Cannibas Football League? ) He may not make the money he did in the NFL but he doesn't have to worry about being suspended for smoking pot. He's going to have some difficulty when he gets older and can't play anymore though.
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