Ohio State OT Mike Adams tested positive for pot at the combine

Submitted by MichiganMan2424 on April 19th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Title says it all. No link, as I'm posting from my phone, but I got an ESPN update on my phone so it seems legit.

Adams was one of the "Tat-5" from the beginning of this year. Nice to know he learned from that experience.

Comments

Smash Lampjaw

April 19th, 2012 at 5:14 PM ^

my sense of the board relating to the last several posts about substances is that the abuse of pot by players from rival teams is more likely to be a sign of deep character flaws reflecting poorly on athletic programs and universities than is the enjoyment of weed by the fine fellows we follow on our own teams. And I have no problem with that.

Brightside

April 20th, 2012 at 1:51 PM ^

I had the pleasure of playing on a city league touch football team with Nicky his last year when he was academically ineligible (architecture major????)  He joined our team because he was "in training" for the combines.

His routine was to sit in the car with his trainer and smoke pot for half an hour before each game.  He was a gifted athlete with great hands and amazing skill for someone his size.  He was my height and a hundred pounds heavier...  But moved quite well...

The similarity I see is a pattern of bad decisions, and a linkage of pot and questionable work ethic.  Nicki ended up drafted by the Cowboys and was their starting fullback for half of his rookie year...  then he was the guy with Mark Tuinei when he died (http://archives.starbulletin.com/1999/05/11/sports/index.html)

It is certainly a stretch to equate the two, but at some point making bad decisions is rooted in a lack of ability to make good decisions.  For people on the ledge, drugs seem to gently push them off in far too many cases...