Here’s a question for you: On which drug would a football player be more likely to beat up or sexually assault a woman, marijuana or alcohol?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t recall hearing a lot of stories about players being high on weed when they assaulted their women.  I’d have to vote for alcohol and I don’t think it would be even close.

How often do you hear about a player being arrested for disorderly conduct when alcohol WASN’T involved?  I don’t recall too many stories about players attributing their wild public behavior to having smoked a joint.

So, if you’re a football coach, while you would obviously prefer your players to not get high on anything, given the choice, wouldn’t you prefer that they get high on weed to getting drunk on beer?

In college football, a player can get drunk six nights a week and nobody will care if he doesn’t get in trouble or if it doesn’t adversely affect his play. But if that same player takes a drug test and it shows that he might have smoked a joint two weeks ago, all kinds of questions about his character are raised.

Call me crazy but I’d feel a lot better about my player if he spent his time sitting in his room in front of a bong instead of bar hopping until two o’clock in the morning.

According to, NFL coaches are going to have to be more tolerant of college football players who smoke marijuana.

  • Scooter

    like the great Bill Hicks said…”you ever see 2 people stoned get into a fight? They forget what they were fighting about instantly.”

    It’s incredibly ironic that drugs like alcohol and tobacco are legal yet marijuana isn’t especially considering the jump legalizing it would do for the economy…tax it and just imagine the boost in revenue for snacks containing anything chocolate or basically any other sweet food?

  • Rob M

    If I’m a coach, I would prefer they smoke pot. For one, they are less likely to cause harm to themselves or others than when drinking. Second, I would say it would be a safer, non-habit forming way of dealing with the aches and pains of the game of football. Less of a need for prescription pain meds. It’s absurd that we don’t legalize and tax pot. It is the largest cash crop in the country.

    • JohnSteigerwald

      Couldn’t agree more.

      • Ochotexto

        Hey Cheech and Chong : Can’t they “Just Play the Game” ??