Read this article, it was pretty interesting, being a lacrosse player it doesent suprise me being in the culture and all
OT- College laxers use most drugs
I would have to assume most lacrosse players are from rather high end up-bringings' as many high schools do not even have lacrosse programs. Mine sure didn't....
I'm wondering where the lacross narcotics use would stack up against other 'upper class' sports, ala tennis, golf, crew, etc.
That's pretty crazy, but I wish there were stats comparing them to the average college population, even though that's unfeasible
FWIF, pretty much every lax player I knew in high school used drugs. I can only imagine that behavior carries over into college.
I played lacrosse in high school and at Michigan, and I don't do drugs, so it's not really worth shit.
Dude that's not the way group data works
Jerome Simpson (the flip guy) was indicted on drug trafficking charges. How dumb do you have to be to have it sent to your house?
It was a mistake, he meant to send it to Sam Hurd.
Yeah. They always seem pretty.... "lax."
Not surprising at all. guys i knew on my hs team and at UM all partied pretty hard. Only saw any narcotic use 2-3 times in college but def alcohol and weed. Serious question though, what is the rate among 'normal' college students. Can't tell me the number of people who have alcohol in college is small
There's a lot of money in the lax bro community. Where there is money there is often drugs, so no suprise here.
I think we could safely put Lax as no. 2 if ultimate frisbee were recognized in the same athletic category.
Well, if you want to go there, I'd put Disc Golf in front of Ultimate.
Does anyone disc golf sober?
I no longer partake in the "smoking" aspect of the game, but I would agree a day on the course is not the same without a bomber of Avery's Maharaja to enjoy. Unlike ultimate, Disc golfers have the ability to partake in their drug of choice during the activity.
with the partying when they aren't training for a meet
Michael Phelps, for sure.
Duh. You arent a bro if you don't
D3 lacrosse is filled with so much talent, in theory, because so many east coast affluent student athletes that play lacrosse no they can bro out like no other. the state of Maryland has zero d2 schools and countless d3 schools many of which have a NCAA lacrosse program. In d3 you rarely get drug tested, same with d2. Personally I got tested more times by my athletic department than the NCAA. And you can only practice 20 hours a week in d3. Laxbrochill brah
Man this really frustrates me. I'm a high school lacrosse player and all those "lax bro" kids really give the hard working ones who practice all year round a bad reputation.
I know many more football players at my high school (in Michigan) that smoke drugs than lacrosse players...
Football players at your school smoke drugs? Are they on crack?
This is either a lousy article or a lousy study (or both). The only indicator of frequency/severity of use is at the very end, stating the percentage that smoked a cigarette in the last 12 months. That tells you nothing about how many actually smoke with any regularity, and I would assume that the rest of the findings are also based on use in the last 12 months. Much like with cigarettes, there's a huge difference between having one drink in the last 12 months vs. drinking regularly vs. having an alcohol problem. If that was the only question asked then there are pretty much no conclusions at all to be drawn from this.
Last time I heard about a somewhat meaningful study, some years ago it was about problem drinking, and for men's sports it was: 1) swimming, 2) hockey, and 3) soccer.
i'm pretty sure even one-time coke use is still not a very common thing, so you might be being a bit too dismissive. but i'm suspicious of the self-reporting. if lax players are typically better off, they might be more likely to admit to what they're doing for a variety of reasons (feeling invincible, having other salient options for a career, etc.).
Wait, what? This is shocking!
(bursts into laughter)
My jaw fell to the floor when I read this......college students smoking weed and snorting coke? Are they also have premarital sex? I don't get why people expect them to be any different than most other college students.
Right... because the normal college student snorts coke.
I am a former collegiate lacrosse player and I had a t-shirt when I was in college that said: We were havin' a couple of beers and a lacrosse game broke out. I wish I still had that. I think a lacrosstitute stole it. Damn her.