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This post was edited by WingedHelmet 2 years ago
Apparently, it was Mary Jane ... oops!
Better than a DUI in my eyes, but still dumb as heck.
It's bad either way. Izzo mentioned multiple times how Nix had conditioning problems, and he obviously had weight issues. A weed problem would fit both of those, which then will cause the questions of how the coaches didn't know/didn't do anything about it.
Only positive here is that he didn't try to eat it like Mikel Leshoure...
This post was edited by Dizzo 2 years ago
Not sure the part of my post that you are disagreeing with since you just used the emoticon, but I'll try to address it.
My point was not that he should be kicked out of school or even off the team. And I worded it poorly, but it was more along the lines of Izzo wondering why his coaches didn't know if the kid was smoking weed. Mario Manningham got suspended for a few games (a couple times?) for weed problems and the coaches were pissed because it showed he wasn't dedicated to the team as much as he could've been. Izzo had a great team rolling into the tourney and a #1 seed to show for it, so if he had a player who was potentially smoking weed during the season, the coaches would be pretty mad about it since they could've used him in peak condition. Maybe he wasn't smoking during the season and just started up now that they are done, but again that's not exactly what you want in the offseason from a big man you really could be relying on to lead the offseason conditioning now that Draymond is gone.
Izzo mentioned conditioning issues with Nix during the season. I believe he mentioned other Spartans also...
It probably depends on whether he was high at the time (DUI). If he was, it is the same as being drunk. Also, how much weed they found and whether he was alone in the car (you can't blame the possession on a passenger unless there is one).
Nbd, but he is dumb to get caught.
What did I say? ;)
Rotten apple spoils the barrel. Izzo should
get rid of him. Period.
He has been suspended indefinitely by Izzo. Hopefully he straightens himself out.
But most of us live in the year 2012, and truth is pretty is clear-- marijuana has far less of an effect on motor skills than alcohol. Studies have proven that there is no relationship between marijuana and car accidents (Blows et al. 2004. Marijuana use and car crash injury. Addiction 100: 605-611.).
Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence is irresponsible under any circumstances, but there's far less potential for harm to society with people toking and driving than with them drinking and driving.
I was talking legally, but I totally disagree if you are saying marijuana does not impair driving ability. All marijuana is not the same and all people are not affected the same way, but generally it affects perception, motor skills and reaction time. I've never smoked a lot, but I do once in awhile and it almost always makes me sleepy (which is why I don't smoke). If someone you loved was seriously injured or killed in a car acccident and the other driver was high and at fault you probably would feel differently.
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