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Five TCU football players reportedly tested positive for weed, not 60

The shocking report that nearly the entire TCU football team had tested positive for marijuana looks to have been hyperbole.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that five players failed a Feb. 1 drug test. They say 11 players had small traces of weed in their system — not enough for a positive test — and that 86 players passed the test administered by coach Gary Patterson.

Most people were blown away Wednesday when the first report of the drug bust emerged. Four TCU football players were among the 17 students arrested in the drug bust and three were alleged to be dealers. Further reports suggested more than 60 players were doing drugs. That number came from the arrest warrant for junior linebacker Tanner Brock (pictured), the team’s leading tackler in 2010.

Brock allegedly admitted to police that he failed a drug test and said there “would be about 60 people being screwed” by a drug test. He allegedly said only about 20 players would be able to pass. Brock’s numbers seem to have been greatly exaggerated, but between this story and Sam Hurd and Jerome Simpson, we’re seeing that there is little separation between the sporting and drug world.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Kyle/100001700224506 Malcolm Kyle

    Marijuana is used by the majority of top sportspeople everywhere:

    * “I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason” – Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin’s ESPN show.

    * “You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?” – Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)

    * “I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana,”  – WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam

    * Some of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa’s cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.

  • Anonymous

    Well then it must be fine for those football playing pot smokers and those football playing drug pushers