Last year I picked up Josh Gordon on my big money Fantasy Football team and real shit… dude is a fucking BOSS out there on the turf. Fast forward to the Championship Game of our league and my WRs put up no numbers and we lose by 30. Where was Josh Gordon? Suspended for testing positive for Codeine. Really let the squad down man. Fast forward to last week and Josh gets suspended for mook AGAIN. This time cooking Money Manziel and company EARLY in the year.
Rewind to earlier this past offseason where Ray Rice, RB for the Baltimore Ravens gets caught on security camera knocking out his wife and dragging her limp body out an elevator. Him and his wife get on TV and talk about what happened Fast forward to this past week where the NFL hands him a 2 game suspension.
I’ve been thinking bout this shit for a minute now. NFL players are allowed to drink alcohol in excess, they are allowed to get prescribed pain killers, say what you want but they pretty much are able to take an enhancement supplement on the face of the earth … but Weed? Nah you can’t smoke weed. Peep this excerpt from Mike Florio’s article about Josh Gordon’s suspension. He gives some insight into the whole process and this is the crux of Gordon’s appeal:
Urine samples routinely are split into two bottles, the “A” bottle and the “B” bottle. If the “A” bottle generates a positive result, the “B” bottle is tested. Amazingly, the “B” bottle doesn’t have to independently show a violation. Instead, the substance abuse policy states that the “‘B’ bottle Test need only show that the substance, revealed in the ‘A’ bottle Test, is evident to the ‘limits of detection’ to confirm the results of the ‘A’ bottle Test.”
For Gordon, the “A” bottle showed a concentration of 16 ng/ml, only one nanogram per milliliter above the limits of 15. The “B” bottle showed a concentration of 13.6 ng/ml — less than the threshold.
Just to make sure you got that. Two samples. A and B. You test A then you follow up with a test on B. A was 16 ng/ml and B as 13.6 ng/ml. So if B was A, Josh would be catching fly routes from Johnny Football. But it wasn’t.
You know what’s crazier? This mug Josh Gordon has passed 70 drug tests in the last year.
YOU KNOW WHAT’S EVEN CRAZIER?
THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY ALLOWS FOR 150 NG/ML????? and we’re busting homies for 15 ng/ml? Come on man.
YOU KNOW WHAT’S EVEN CRAZIER?????
THIS NIGGA RAY RICE BEAT HIS WIFE ON CAMERA AND GOT TWO GAMES AND THE RAVENS ARE RUNNING THE WEIRDEST PR CAMPAIGN ACTING LIKE THIS SHIT NEVER HAPPENED!!!!!!
I’m not one to like OD comment on someone’s personal relationship with their girl but goddamn what the fuck man? Like I hope Ray Rice and his wife figured out what the fuck is wrong with their relationship but come on man. I can’t sit here while dudes are losing full years of their prime cause they got mooked and we got homies beating women’s faces in and suiting up for Game 3.
What kind of messaging is that for young meathead RBs all over the country? I don’t get it. Shit is fucked. What up NFL? It’s cool to beat up women but not get high and listen to Last Winter?
PS. STOP FINING FIENDS FOR CELEBRATION DANCES. THAT’S LIKE %32 THE BEST PART ABOUT A TD BEING SCORED.