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    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW...xtra041807.htm
    The Way We Hear It — NFL draft edition

    Three potential top-10 draft prospects admit to marijuana use

    By Nolan Nawrocki
    April 18, 2007


    PFW has learned that three potential top-10 picks have admitted to using marijuana. The admissions were recorded during standard interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine administered by the league to every player in attendance and submitted to all 32 teams for review.

    Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson, Clemson DE Gaines Adams and Louisville DT Amobi Okoye, according to multiple sources who have watched the interviews, all admitted to using marijuana.

    Such admissions are viewed indifferently by many teams’ decision-makers who do not consider marijuana experimentation to be abnormal. In the case of Johnson — who is being considered by the Raiders with the first overall pick — his stock is not expected to be affected at all, given the strength of his character. That he admitted to using the drug, to some teams, is a sign of maturity.

    Honesty is highly encouraged in the interviews, and those who are not honest and later proven to have lied are likely to be punished more severely, as LSU’s Claude Wroten was a year ago. Regarded as a top-10 pick entering draft meetings, he wound up sliding to the third round.

    For Adams and Okoye, however, there could be more severe ramifications given some questions that exist about the consistency of their play.

    “It should scare (teams), especially when you see how laid-back (Adams) is in his play,” one team official said. “No one disputes the great physical ability. What is disputed is how passionate he is and how physical he is. Physically, from an athletic standpoint, he has all the tools. He is the No. 1 pass rusher in the draft, and I don’t think many people would argue with that.”

    As for Okoye, scouts have a love-hate relationship with him. Some teams who became aware of his admission in the past month have said they did not think it would affect his draft stock at all. Others have deeper concerns about his work ethic, maturity level and fluctuations in his weight.

    Considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s hard-line stance on players who run afoul of the law, teams could place a higher premium on character than ever before.

    “The commissioner is going to be all over any team that drafts players with borderline character,” another team official said. “You are not going to see a draft like, for instance, Cincinnati’s (in 2006), where they took four criminals in one draft, because the owners are going to start getting fined.”


    RIP D-Will and Nash

  • #2
    Of course the Raiders dont mind that CJ has used Mary Jane. He'll fit right in with the rest of em....:thumb:
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    • #3
      There is nothing wrong with smoking marijuana. I dont know why people make such a huge deal about, it will not affect anyone play. It does not make you lazy unless you are an idiot. It pisses me off people make such a huge deal over it.

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      • #4
        Eh, there's nothing wrong with the average person partaking once and a while, but I think that since these athletes are put in a position where they're celebrities, make millions, and are role models, they should be held to a higher standard. As harmless as it actually is, Marijuana is illegal. If you're going to have a life as high profile as one in the NFL, you're going to be held to expectations the average citizen isn't. Fame has a price.

        But hey, at least they admitted it. I'm sure that probably the vast majority of people going in the top ten have done it and not admitted it.


        RIP D-Will and Nash

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dman444
          There is nothing wrong with smoking marijuana. I dont know why people make such a huge deal about, it will not affect anyone play. It does not make you lazy unless you are an idiot. It pisses me off people make such a huge deal over it.
          well with how moss has quit on his team in recent years (even in his final year in minnesota) and with ricky williams whole dissapearing act, i'd say it's at least a red flag.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jcdavey
            well with how moss has quit on his team in recent years (even in his final year in minnesota) and with ricky williams whole dissapearing act, i'd say it's at least a red flag.
            there are most likely more draft prospects this year that have smoked marijuana than ones who haven't


            R.I.P. D.Nash, D.Will

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            • #7
              Originally posted by superFREAK
              there are most likely more draft prospects this year that have smoked marijuana than ones who haven't
              might even be some sex offenders, hearing about it throws up a red flag though, that's all i'm saying

              something to look back to and slap yourself on the forehead and say "oh yeah"
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              • #8
                I think they are stupid for admitting it. Yea lots of them did, but why would you say you did it. What good does it do you. There might even be kids out there that say "well Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson do it and look at them". It just doesn't do any good to say anything at all.

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                • #9
                  Meh, I don't agree with smoking it, but I find nothing wrong with it. As long as Calvin doesn't come to practice obliterating a monster bag of Doritos while giggling endlessly in the huddle, I'm fine with it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DevilSpawn
                    Meh, I don't agree with smoking it, but I find nothing wrong with it. As long as Calvin doesn't come to practice obliterating a monster bag of Doritos while giggling endlessly in the huddle, I'm fine with it.
                    I LOLed. I owe you a CP. Not many people can make me actually LOL.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ballen
                      I think they are stupid for admitting it. Yea lots of them did, but why would you say you did it. What good does it do you. There might even be kids out there that say "well Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson do it and look at them". It just doesn't do any good to say anything at all.
                      I think them admitting it is a sign of maturity and they are being honest with their future employers, honestly just because they smoked it before doens't mean they do it frequently they might have just tryed it before.

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                      • #12
                        3 Potential Top 10 Draft picks admit to marijuana use

                        PFW has learned that three potential top-10 picks have admitted to using marijuana. The admissions were recorded during standard interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine administered by the league to every player in attendance and submitted to all 32 teams for review.

                        Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson, Clemson DE Gaines Adams and Louisville DT Amobi Okoye, according to multiple sources who have watched the interviews, all admitted to using marijuana.

                        Such admissions are viewed indifferently by many teams' decision-makers who do not consider marijuana experimentation to be abnormal. In the case of Johnson - who is being considered by the Raiders with the first overall pick - his stock is not expected to be affected at all, given the strength of his character. That he admitted to using the drug, to some teams, is a sign of maturity.

                        Honesty is highly encouraged in the interviews, and those who are not honest and later proven to have lied are likely to be punished more severely, as LSU's Claude Wroten was a year ago. Regarded as a top-10 pick entering draft meetings, he wound up sliding to the third round.

                        For Adams and Okoye, however, there could be more severe ramifications given some questions that exist about the consistency of their play.

                        "It should scare (teams), especially when you see how laid-back (Adams) is in his play," one team official said. "No one disputes the great physical ability. What is disputed is how passionate he is and how physical he is. Physically, from an athletic standpoint, he has all the tools. He is the No. 1 pass rusher in the draft, and I don't think many people would argue with that."

                        As for Okoye, scouts have a love-hate relationship with him. Some teams who became aware of his admission in the past month have said they did not think it would affect his draft stock at all. Others have deeper concerns about his work ethic, maturity level and fluctuations in his weight.

                        Considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's hard-line stance on players who run afoul of the law, teams could place a higher premium on character than ever before.

                        "The commissioner is going to be all over any team that drafts players with borderline character," another team official said. "You are not going to see a draft like, for instance, Cincinnati's (in 2006), where they took four criminals in one draft, because the owners are going to start getting fined."

                        ORANGE CRUSH!!!

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                        • #13
                          To be completely honest, I would say nearly everyone has atleast tried Marijuana. I couldn't care less. What is a problem is when professional athletes still abuse it. Not only because it is illegal but because it causes a decline in athletic preformance. Which they get paid millions to do.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dman444
                            There is nothing wrong with smoking marijuana. I dont know why people make such a huge deal about, it will not affect anyone play. It does not make you lazy unless you are an idiot. It pisses me off people make such a huge deal over it.
                            I hear you bro... It shouldn't be a big deal. But it definately does give a shot to your endurance. Coming from an athlete. I don't think it's wrong for the average joe to partake once in a while... it's a harmless crime. In my opinion, professional athletes are a whole other story. They get paid to preform.

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                            • #15
                              not a violent crime therefore it should be legal therefore i do not care.

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