That behavior seems less omnipresent than it used to be. I see many people smoking cigars and cigarettes in the ramp during halftime, but fewer smoking dope. We live in a society who's mores are often hypocritical and inconsisient. And this has exactly what to do with Evans?
A. His contract stipulates he be drug-tested; he knows going in that he'll be tested; he's failed at least 2 tests and may be as many as 4; he KNEW that if he tested postive the hit for him, his family, his bank account and his team would be huge.
B. Knowing all that, he engaged in behavior or was in the presence of people doing drugs that risked all that.
C. Based on all that, Evans has a serious problem. Better Josh Evans deal with that now. Football shouldn't be a priority now. Unless he wants to become Carlton Hasselrig.
Is he smoking it in the locker room or on the field? Is he standing on a street corner selling kilos? The U.S. and NFL need to lighten up on the weed. I just heard Canada is going to treat it like traffic fines if you possess over a certain amount of J's
I don't know what would give Evans a test positive if he didn't smoke anything (?) Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode with the poppy seed bagel?
[quote][i]Originally posted by JetsD-Mastermind[/i]@Jun 1 2003, 10:31 AM
[b] Seriously, this team has taken a hit, believe it or not.
And like I said losing Evans positive attitude and emotional leadership will really take a toll on this team. [/b][/quote]
I totally agree, losing Evans is bigger than people are making it to be. We absolutely needed him this year.
GUILTY until proven innocent is unamerican! FALSE POSITIVES do and have happened in the past. FBI tests were supposedly infallable. Guess what folks? They have now been proven faulty.
Why do some of you insist that EVANS is dirty? Did the unamed sources within the NFL have authority to release this confidential info? ( confidential until proven correct via an investigation) TAGS has been silent so far. How do we know what the truth is? I am interested in the responses of those of you who have condemned EVANS. I , for one, think that IF he is proven dirty or guilty, that he should be banned for life. BUT if the NFL made a mistake and released the info prior to an investigation , a lawsuit should be inorder! :D
its ****in weed...how many people on here that are saying its "horrible" have ever even smoked it? god damn...in fact im smoking some right now as i read this article...its not coke or heroin...its ****in pot...i hope he plays...he is one of my favorite players on the team...!
The rules about testing and what you can and can't do hvae been in place for a while. There's no surprises here. If you sign an NFL contract, you know the deal coming in.
In fact, former Cowboy center Mark Stepnoski, who's now the Dallas chapter President of NORML, explains that he KNEW when he would be tested and cut back on toking with time to spare. But if you're Evans and the NFL has you on a watch list after at least 2 and may be 3 positive tests and have a serious suspension and loss of salary as a consequence, you cannot put yourself in a situation to violate the rules again. If you do, you have no one to blame but yourself.
As the the NBA-all that toking shows. There are games especially during the regular season that are just an unwatchable mess. There are careers that have ben ruined by the idea that smoking dope is no big deal. I'd even agree with decriminalizing it. But that doesn't mean using it is a great idea.