There has been a lot of chatter regarding marijuana testing and use in professional sports, and this week two former athletes, Jay Williams of the Chicago Bulls and Jake Plummer of the Denver Broncos, have both come out in support of their respective leagues being more open to cannabis.
The public backlash that came with UFC fighter Nick Diaz’s five-year suspension and $165,000 fine testing positive for marijuana has actually paid off — at least a little.
After reaching a settlement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier this month, Diaz’s punishment for his third positive test result for marijuana has been reduced to an 18-month suspension and $100,000 fine. Which is better, but still pretty fucking stupid.
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not be fighting anymore, but his opinion still carries weight — which for the first time in a while may be a good thing.
When asked in a YouTube video what he thought of UFC fighter Nick Diaz’s recent five-year suspension for his third positive test for marijuana, Mayweather did not mince words.
“Man, let the man smoke weed and enjoy his life,” Mayweather responded.
Kevin Durant was just trying to get into his tinted-windowed car and leave the club Friday night. Paparazzi filmed and photographed him as he waited for his ride, asking questions about his injury and how he’s healing. Durant answered politely, giving more mild attention to the paparazzi than many other celebrities and athletes. But when the car arrived and he opened the back door to get in, a large canister of what any onlooker could only assume is weed tumbled to the ground.
NFL Draft favorite Shane Ray was cited for possession of marijuana Monday morning in Cooper County, Missouri. Ray is scheduled to attend Thursday night’s NFL Draft in Chicago, and was rated the No. 15 draft pick before the news broke. However, now many are speculating his rating will decrease dramatically — even dropping him down to the second or third round.