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Friday, October 31, 2014

Torrey Smith Defends Himself Over Not Drinking and Smoking in College

As I was typing the above headline I found myself feeling like we live in a pretty sad world. Believe it or not the headline has no mistakes. Ravens receiver Torrey Smith actually had to clarify to his Twitter followers that he was still cool after it was revealed on Sunday Night Football that he never drank or smoked while attending the University of Maryland.

When Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels told viewers that Smith steered clear of those kinds of activities during college and that he had to help his single mother raise his siblings while growing up, the Twitter world immediately started buzzing.  Because your average college student binge drinks and smokes butts/weed during the four-year education experience, it was a concept people had trouble wrapping their brains around.  The response prompted the following tweets from Smith.

The guy says he didn’t drink and smoke, so he didn’t drink and smoke.  Does he have some sort of track record that that would lead us to believe he’s lying?  The fact that he had to give his followers a disclaimer by letting them know he still partied and wasn’t completely straight edge is pretty sad.  We should be commending the guy for being responsible, not accusing him of making stuff up as if he was bragging about it.

H/T to Deadspin for the story.



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