Friday, February 06, 2009
Will we ever get over this?
The kid takes a toke (as he probably has before) and becomes a pariah? Suspended from training? Loss of funding? Loss of his Kellogg deal? Really? What if the picture was of him swigging from a bottle of JD? Perfectly acceptable, no doubt. And the difference? An antiquated law with no basis in reality, backed by a billion dollar budget to fight the scourge of "drugs."
While no one should drive under the influence of anything, I'd much rather deal with someone high on grass than a drunk, most of whom are either dangerous or stupid, and in most cases, both.
Give the kid a break and put him back in the pool.