Former Sparty Le'Veon Bell gets the quote of the day award with this gem which he told police after he was pulled over and arrested with marijuana on him: "I didn't know you could get a DUI for being high"
OT: Former Sparty quote of the day: "I didn't know you could get a DUI for being high"
the game didn't go so well
Doesn't he know you can't fly unless you're high?
Maybe he wanted to get "really" high?
The part of this story that amazes me the most is that these guys were getting stoned literally right before they were scheduled to fly on the team plane to the game. That's ballzy (stupid?) as hell if you ask me unless it's so commonplace they didnt think anybody would notice.
Meanwhile......Josh Gordon still waits for the decision on his appeal.
some big article in ESPN a few years ago about Oregon players claiming anonymously that they played better when they were high?
It was one of the best articles ever written, Link? Link.
Honestly I beleive it. In lacrosse I always asked my goalie if he had smoked or not. He was always on his game when he smoked beforehand.
Honestly, I cannot imagine. I'm a former college athlete, as well as a former smoker. Those two, for me at least, were oil and water. I'm not even sure I could have functioned at all. I'd have been that kid in little league picking flowers...
they got now. Time to get on the bandwagon.
There are actually a lot of athletes that claim they perform better when they're high. There are two types of weed, indica and sativa.
To overly simplify things...Indica is coach potato weed. Sativa is "mind expansion" weed.
Some athletes will swear by sativa weed being a performance enhancer because it raises their awareness and "slows down time" for them.
I've heard this a lot from BJJ practicioners and MMA fighters. They perform better while under the influnce of weed.
as I read your description/explanation of the diferences in types of weed, while noticing your avatar. Thanks for breaking it down, Coach Hoke!
Well...you see, there's multiple forms of marijuana...
I don't know exactly what you are trying to say with your Josh Gordon part but something needs to be cleared up for a lot of people about the Gordon situation. Because I have heard a lot of people just say, "One year for smoking pot, so unfair! (especially when compared to Rice)" Josh Gordon was suspended for a year because he has been in trouble multiple times, 3 I think. 1. Suspension for drugs (4 games), 2. a DUI, 3. another failed test.
P.S. This has nothing to with the Rice suspension which was total bullshit.
I tried this argument in another thread. It won't work. Apparently the rules should only apply to people who agree with them.
So the members of the nflpa?? I mean they had to agree to the contract
Meh. A one-hitter of garden variety multiple hours before you even have to board a plane and multiple more hours after that before you have to play?
Not my cup of tea if I'm getting paid to play tackle football, but its dooable. You probably aren't old enough to have heard about the amount of pharmaceuticals (legal and otherwise) that guys used in the '70's to get on the field.
Yes, I realize it's prohibited by their CBA and against Federal and traffic law, etc, etc, etc.
I like the whiff of Belushi in the full quote: It couldn't be a DUI, becuase I'm high, not drunk! I wasn't high, I last smoked two hours ago! Why would I have smoked at all, I have a plane to catch! There wasn earthquake! A Terrible Flood! Locusts! It wasn't my fault, I swear to god!
I kind of feel like that last sentence was sort of a veiled "Don't you know who I am?".
Just because you're an athlete at MSU, that doesn't necessarily mean you're stupid. But there's a pretty good chance.
Don't always make the news. But, when they do it's for something stupid.
I wonder if Labian gets his weed from Charles Rogers?
He doesn't get his guns from the same place as plaxico.
More to the point, he probably shouldn't store his loaded guns with the safety removed where Plaxico did. Otherwise he may join Plaxico in a misguided unintentional reinactment of A Christmas Story...
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One would think that with the amount of money he was making he could afford a holster specifically designed for the model of gun that he was carrying.
from his pistol, he got "Glock Leg". you can read more here:
Glock's should always be holstered, Plax was"Mexican Carrying" his pistol (which means yucked in his waistband).
NBC also reported that initially Bell had said there was no marijuana in the car, and then there was some confusion on the timeframe:
Bell initially told the officer there was no marijuana in the car, but when asked if they had smoked any, he replied: “It was about a minute ago,” before clarifying that it could have been within the previous two hours.
So, yeah, I don't know that this inspired the officer's confidence that Bell should be on the road. In any case, I would be interested to know what Bell thought the offense might be called...you know, that one where you get pulled over for being under the influence of something.
In any case, I would be interested to know what Bell thought the offense might be called...you know, that one where you get pulled over for being under the influence of something.
I'm sure he thought it was retail fraud
Why would I be getting high if I had to get on a plane to make it to my game?
Ummm, I don't know, why did you get high before you got on your plane to make it to your game?
I don't fully agree with Bell, but here's what I think is his *reasoning*:
1) He smoked up a few hours ago.
2) He's not high anymore. It was good bud, but not THAT good
3) Because he's no longer high, he's not "under the influence" and didn't realize DUI could be applied to a long-lost buzz.
His understanding was that you could only get a DUI for being drunk (which may have been the case in East Lansing, actually).
The radio keeps playing a Public service announcement: " Now that weed is legal for those over 21 be sure to know if you drive high you will get a DUI".
It seems just wierd being of the Nancy Reagan just say NO generation. Funny that the whole fabric of society hasn't crumbled yet. I came to work today without seeing one weed crazed zombie. Though I did see 3 "gateway" drug stores, so those evil tax paying drug dealers are around.
Sometimes when I read these stories all I can do is sigh.
He most certainly ain't come here to play school.
I don't know about you, but they didn't teach me this at Michigan. So it doesn't have much to do with playing school or not.
It was a stupid thing for him to say. I was making a joke. That was a funny quote
These are the dumbest fucking threads.
Why would anyone who hates these kind of threads take time to comment in it?
Couldn't agree more.
I'd wager that the majority of human beings in the United States didn't/don't know that. Knew someone who got in trouble for that years ago and I was very much surprised but not shocked.
It's called "drugged driving" and is a relatively NEW form of legal practice
medical marijuana, I believe. I received my license in Michigan a few years ago and my doctor was very clear -- get caught and you will get a DUI and lose all privileges. Not worth it, and I agree with other posters, not a well-known law.
Have you stopped smoking? If any trace of THC is found in your system, you could get charged with OWPD. You could have smoked 3 weeks ago, You would not be high, not be impaired in any way, but marijuana would still be in your system (stays for up to 30 days) and you could get charged.
I don't smoke, but I still don't like this law. Seems to me that the threshold should be "impaired" driving resulting from the marijuana - no impairment, no charge. Instead, the threshold is simply having marijuana in one's system, which could have been from smoking 2-3 weeks ago, which would not affect one's driving at all.
"You have the right to remain silent...or demonstrate your utter stupidity"
Although I graduated from UofM in 96, I went to HS in the greater Lansing area. So when I finished up school, and had no career or job aspirations, except waiting to be sent out to Mauratania, for the Peace Corps, I spent some time in East Lansing, where I was surrounded by others with similar aspirations. One of the more enjoyable things I experinced, was to continue partying, as if I was still attending college. I was often part of some interesting hijinx, but the one story I continue to tell to this day, about MSU brilliance, is the one involving an RB at MSU, who used to make a habit of making questionable decisions. Here's the story: A couple of frat pledges were sent on an errand to pickup a couple of cases of cold beers for the actives. Upon returning home, they were robbed, by a very large man, jumping our of a bush, screaming obsenities, and primed to swipe the innocent of their tasty Natty Light, Bud Heavy, and Busch Light Delights. Three cases in total. The RB shoved the kids to the ground, punched one in the gut, and sprinted like a demon, away from the scene. As you can imagine, broke, the beerless pledges returned home empty handed, and shared their story with the actives. That evening, the house had a planned party, and 20 minutes after the robbery, guess who showed up at the back door, with three cases of Natty Light, Bud Heavy, and Busch Light Delight, looking for a good time? You got it.
Hopefully the pledges were appropriately punished. No way three (3) men should get jacked and lose beer to one (1) man. What kind fraternity gives bids to dudes who can get taken out like that?
To be fair, DUI laws regarding weed are not great at best. There are no studies like there are for alcohol showing that a specific BAC is correlated with a high likelihood getting in a crash. You can theoretically get a DUI for smoking weed 2 days before being pulled over.
My brain can't process this information. Bell is an absolute genius for making sure the guy next to him on the depth chart is doing the same bad thing as him, but he's dumb enough to think he can't get a DUI while driving high?!?!?!
1. The stop sounds like a DWB stop which a good attorney could have gotten thrown out of court.
2. Bell was stupid to admit anything.
3. Mark Dantonio should really teach his guys that the rest of the world's police aren't as athlete-friendly as the ones in EL, especially if that athlete has a lot of skin pigment..
Curious how you infer a DWB charge.
He dropped to the late second round in my draft so I convinced myself it would be "value" to pick him... even though I didn't have much faith in him.
When I got the news and texted my friend, he had but one thing to say to me:
"Sparty gotta Spart"
He's a freakishly good Back
I hated watching him get a concussion last year while driving thru the end zone
It was truly a scary sight. I thought he was going to have a career ending injury...
Edit: This board just downvotes newbies eh? A shame...
I know it's confusing. It is quite possible that he used the slang term when first answering the officer's question and then realized he was talking to a cop and had to clarify his statement.
The MSU way of life
You just keep to yourself.
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