2018 Mr. Football Wan'Dale Robinson Cited For Marijuana Possession

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    I agree. It can't help him. It can only hurt him----the question is to what degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Absolutely certain his Nebraska coaching staff are excited about a top recruit getting busted for weed before he even sees the dawn of his first gameday. Let's put a lot of trust in this guy, perhaps he even could be a team leader. Certainly he sets a good example of making quality decisions. Yep, never have to worry about him making wrong decisions or being caught up in compromising situations or less than desirable elements.
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrappler View Post
    Assuming that he learns a lesson and this is his only offense, some embarrassment, maybe he gets passed over in a job interview, some other low level costs.

    But, if he doesn't learn a lesson and continues down that path, he could lose a scholarship and other higher level costs. If he has real talent, he may get second and third chances, but eventually he could run out of them.

    There is zero risk if he doesn't partake.

    Better to teach the value that marijuana, alcohol, other drugs, and premature parenthood can derail future plans and dreams. Worst case scenario is getting kicked out of two schools and throwing away the opportunities you had in your grasp. It has happened.
    Times have changed a ton since 2010. A ton.

    I feel confident in saying that I am sure Wan’Dale has learned his lesson. I also feel confident in saying that if he hasn’t learned his lesson I am sure he’ll still be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    The big one that comes to mind is OT Tunsil who was being talked about as the possible overall #1 pick in the draft. Then the gas mask/bong photo comes out. Tunsil is not only not the overall #1, he isn't even the top OT. He drops to the 3rd OT drafted. That weed smoking photo cost him a lot of money.

    Character was a point of emphasis by many teams in this year's draft and smoking weed is a negative on character. If he never gets to the NFL, many businesses could very well see this incident as a negative as they consider job candidates.

    Let me put it this way. This isn't nearly as big an issue today, but I don't see anything positive for him from this incident.
    The Laremy Tunsil who was arrested for domestic violence, suspended 7 games for illegally meeting with an agent, dropped all the way from top 5 to #13 and just got had his 5th year option picked up on his contract? That Laremy Tunsil?


    It isn’t about it being a positive at all but it isn’t nearly the negative that folks are making it out to be. Especially the first time. Holler at me when a pattern has developed and they actually kick him off the team instead of making him run. If he pans out as expected he probably wouldn’t get kicked off if a pattern develops. The good ones never have to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    The Laremy Tunsil who was arrested for domestic violence, suspended 7 games for illegally meeting with an agent, dropped all the way from top 5 to #13 and just got had his 5th year option picked up on his contract? That Laremy Tunsil?


    It isnít about it being a positive at all but it isnít nearly the negative that folks are making it out to be. Especially the first time. Holler at me when a pattern has developed and they actually kick him off the team instead of making him run. If he pans out as expected he probably wouldnít get kicked off if a pattern develops. The good ones never have to worry.
    Yep. That Laremy Tunsil who was going to be possibly the #1 pick in the draft with everything you just stated known, and then dropped to #13 whem the gas mask photo dropped. That's him. What's the difference between the #1 pick and the #13 pick financially?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Yep. That Laremy Tunsil who was going to be possibly the #1 pick in the draft with everything you just stated known, and then dropped to #13 whem the gas mask photo dropped. That's him. What's the difference between the #1 pick and the #13 pick financially?
    Depends on the position they play. Did he cost himself money? Sure. Did he still sign a contract for millions of dollars and is he getting prepared to sign another one for likely more money than the first one? Yes.

    Serious question, do you think he quit smoking weed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Yep. That Laremy Tunsil who was going to be possibly the #1 pick in the draft with everything you just stated known, and then dropped to #13 whem the gas mask photo dropped. That's him. What's the difference between the #1 pick and the #13 pick financially?
    And the bong picture wasn’t the only thing that hurt him. It just added to the long list of bad behavior he displayed while in college. He was immature in college, had an outstanding combine, told GMs he was mature and then the bong picture came out. Had he not had a checkered past like he had and I am willing to speculate that if the bong picture was his first misstep then he still would have been taken first overall.

    As recent as 2018 multiple NFL executives have gone on record saying they simply don’t care about failed drug tests for marijuana at the combine.

    Times are changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Depends on the position they play. Did he cost himself money? Sure. Did he still sign a contract for millions of dollars and is he getting prepared to sign another one for likely more money than the first one? Yes.

    Serious question, do you think he quit smoking weed?
    No way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Depends on the position they play. Did he cost himself money? Sure. Did he still sign a contract for millions of dollars and is he getting prepared to sign another one for likely more money than the first one? Yes.

    Serious question, do you think he quit smoking weed?
    Heck no! He probably celebrated that night with some weed. #clueless

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    Here is an article I found from Mike Freeman that chronicles the changing attitudes towards marijuana use and NFL players/potential NFL players. It is from February 2018 so while it isn’t from 2019 it shows that as recent as last year the executives are changing their minds and confirming to society when it comes to marijuana use. I’m not saying marijuana using players are saints but I am saying that players getting busted for marijuana is increasingly becoming less of a reason for teams to pass on a player.

    Failing a Marijuana Combine Test May No Longer Be NFL Teams''' Biggest Concern | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

    “Last year, like so many others, more than 300 prospects lined up at the NFL Scouting Combine, went into a room and peed into a cup.

    Most would pass the litany of tests the NFL runs to see whether any players are using drugs banned under the collective bargaining agreement. But one drug in particular seems to snag multiple players every year: marijuana.

    No matter the position—defensive linemen, quarterbacks, wide receivers, offensive linemen—someone gets caught either with marijuana in their system or a diluted sample that constitutes a positive test under the CBA.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Heck no! He probably celebrated that night with some weed. #clueless


    He probably bought a bigger bong.

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    He’s years away from the draft. Nick Saban complains about the playoff teams getting tested, if they tested all teams throughout the year, we would have a lot of these threads I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Times have changed a ton since 2010. A ton.

    I feel confident in saying that I am sure Wan’Dale has learned his lesson. I also feel confident in saying that if he hasn’t learned his lesson I am sure he’ll still be fine.
    Just a difference of thought from most in my generation to some % of yours. Heck, I saw a young college player drinking beer and looking over his shoulder fearing a coach had walked in with m and it was out of season and he was of age. These young guys know what is good for their athletic careers and you'll never convince me weed is one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Just a difference of thought from most in my generation to some % of yours. Heck, I saw a young college player drinking beer and looking over his shoulder fearing a coach had walked in with m and it was out of season and he was of age. These young guys know what is good for their athletic careers and you'll never convince me weed is one of them.
    I’m not saying weed is good for them. Well, in some ways it might be. My only true point is that for now as a one time thing this whole situation isn’t that big of a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    He’s years away from the draft. Nick Saban complains about the playoff teams getting tested, if they tested all teams throughout the year, we would have a lot of these threads I think.
    You ain’t lying. I think there are a lot of folks who would be surprised at how prevalent it is at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Just a difference of thought from most in my generation to some % of yours. Heck, I saw a young college player drinking beer and looking over his shoulder fearing a coach had walked in with m and it was out of season and he was of age. These young guys know what is good for their athletic careers and you'll never convince me weed is one of them.
    Of course with all the current studies in regards to weed and things like pain management, dealing with anxiety, along with other mental issues maybe weed isn’t so bad for professional or other high level athletes. Weed certainly has to be better than treating some of these things with opioids.

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