July 31st, 2012 at 1:58 PM ^

Don't know the exact details, but it doesn't sound like it was a lot of pot. It was probably over 100 grams, because anything less than that is decriminalized in Ohio, but no matter who's pot it was you can't get all over a mother for helping her son out of a minor brush with the law. Especially, again, when we don't know all the details, and because we definitely know the law, including police procedure, isn't infallible.


July 31st, 2012 at 3:34 PM ^

In Ohio, again, that amount is decriminalized, so the state has come to some conclusions about what an insane amount is. IMO, it's a brush with the law, and still don't fault his mother from stepping in from a parenting standpoint, which is my main point. Also, yes, my friend. Sometimes even while I do my homework, so Gatorade me bitch.


July 31st, 2012 at 3:43 PM ^

I advocate legalization, but I still can't grasp the fact that a quarter pound of weed is decriminalized.  In my state, anything under 28 gm. is decriminalized and that seems kind of high to me.  If you're just a recreational smoker and don't intend to sell, 7 gm. is a realistic amount to have with you.

LSA Aught One

July 31st, 2012 at 2:00 PM ^

As a parent, you want to protect your kid.  As a parent, you should also try to keep your kid from making a mistake.  You can look at this as her protecting him or her protecting her own interests.

If he goes pro, she retires immediately.  If he gets suspended and has a lackluster career because he's in the doghouse, she has to keep working.  It's a tough call to make between doing the morally right thing and the thing that will eventually lead you to a life of comfort.

Not to say that it wasn't her pot, but it does seem awfully convenient.  I wish the kid the best and hope that this is the last we hear of him communing with the cops.


July 31st, 2012 at 12:57 PM ^

The kdi denied at all times it was his. She showed up to the scene and said it was already in the car, HER car, before he used it. That's all we know. Do not judge people.

There's an equally good chance she's an addicted user, feels terrible about it, but did not want her son to suffer for her mistakes.


July 31st, 2012 at 3:18 PM ^

"addicted user"?  Addicted user?  Are you serious?  You know we're talking about marijuana, right?  I've smoked for a decade pretty regularly, I made some changes in my life, and now I only get to smoke twice a month.  You know how much that bothers me?  None at all.  Save your "addicted user" spiel for kids in the DARE program, you weirdo.

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July 31st, 2012 at 12:50 PM ^

And you'll note the-only-slightly sarcastic quality of my OP.  The story could (he said, laughingly) be completely true.  This isn't even the biggest story of the week, much less the summer.

I will say this; whilst Dunn might not face any legal jeopardy beyond a misdemeanor (I confess; I'd love to see some dashboard-camera video from one of the police cruisers), he is probably not out of the woods on "violation of team rules."  When the team tests your urine, and they find cannabinoids (something the police won't be doing), the test doesn't say, "it was my mom's weed."


July 31st, 2012 at 12:45 PM ^

Wait, so in this town, all you have to do is "consistently deny" that the drugs, guns, dead hookers, etc. in your car are not yours, and you're off?  Nice.

Six Zero

July 31st, 2012 at 1:05 PM ^

I'm sure it's all perfectly coincidental that almost every unlawful charge against a Buckeye player is conveniently later dropped because of some sort of misunderstanding.

I bet meteorologists love Columbus for all of the "perfect storms" that seem to converge on their poor innocent athletes out there...

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July 31st, 2012 at 1:10 PM ^

Dunn was pulled over in Alliance, not Columbus.  And Stoneburner, Mewhort, Storm Klein and Jaamal Berry all disagree with you about how OSU football players are coddled by local law enforcement.


July 31st, 2012 at 12:46 PM ^

I guess it depends on if you believe the pot was hers or not.  If it was her pot then she did the right thing in taking responsibility for it and not letting her son get in trouble for her drugs.

On the other hand, if you believe that the reason Brionte narrowly missed hitting a police vehicle (the reason he was pulled over in the first place) was because he was perhaps stoned then she is neither the best or worst mom in Ohio for getting her future cash cow out of trouble.

But she might be the smartest.


July 31st, 2012 at 12:58 PM ^

what happen and who actually "owned" the weed. You're speculating the monther is enabling her son. Also, it is unclear if the police had any reason to search Dunn.

Also, caffeine could be considered a drug.

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July 31st, 2012 at 1:06 PM ^

at The Ohio State University, he'll be able to tell his mom about Arizona v. Gant, and how you should put all of that stuff in areas that are not within the immediate control of the vehicle occupants, so as to avoid warrantless searches incident to arrest.