Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by hateroids84:It's not like this guy is a felon; He's a STONER; that's about it....
Yes he is an idiot for getting caught so many times and should put football over weed for now, but he isn't a huge criminal or anything;
I mean it's not like players don't take ampetamines just to learn/stay focused on playbooks. The dude smokes and isn't being to bright about it; But he is absolutely no criminal, and I don't understand why he is being crucified on here.
All he did was produce on Sundays;
The only reason I thought it was silly to talk about giving up a 1st for him was NFL rules. That's it. For me, it had nothing to do with him as a person. I feel bad for him. I think the fact that NFL players can't use pot to ease their pain is a completely ridiculous disgrace. It's absurd. The NFL is fine with them taking all sorts of pharmaceuticals, most of which are probably dangerous and addictive, but using this herb to relax and deal with soreness and pain is off limits??!! Ridiculous.
The rules are made clear to each player entering the NFL.
Gordon knew the rules, or at least he has no excuse for not knowing the rules. He got caught breaking the rules.
He has made his bed, and now he gets to sleep in it.
At least, Gordon has entered rehab. That was a good choice.
But, I would love to have heard what his agent said in the conversation that accompanied that decision.