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2014-04-25 02:48:17 PM
Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.
 
2014-04-25 03:04:05 PM
He really screwed himself.  If he managed to play another season (since he sat out this year) his draft status would likely be improved.
 
2014-04-25 03:36:00 PM
You can't smoke pot in college athletics any more?

When the hell did this happen?
 
2014-04-25 03:38:46 PM

Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.


He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.
 
2014-04-25 04:02:47 PM
Only in America.
 
2014-04-25 04:11:22 PM
When the big-time schools leave the NCAA, stories like this will tell us all why they did.
 
2014-04-25 04:16:40 PM
I'm no fan of the NCAA, but I'm not going to blame them for this kid breaking the rules.
 
2014-04-25 04:18:52 PM

ricewater_stool: Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.

He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.


Actually the test was given during the NCAA tournament

Less than two weeks later, McGary "dressed" for the Wolverines' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee. He was never going to play, but coach John Beilein thought the sight of him in maize and blue on the sideline, pumping up his teammates, would add some enthusiasm. Michigan eked out a 73-71 win.
Amid the post-victory celebration, an NCAA representative told McGary that he, of all people, had been selected to undergo a random drug test, even though he hadn't played in months.


But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.
 
2014-04-25 04:24:15 PM

ricewater_stool: He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.


What difference does it make if he wasn't able to play? If you are on a team you aren't allowed to use drugs no matter what your status is, and everybody is eligible to be tested. This would especially hold true for injured players because guess who would be more prone to use PED's? That's right, injured players to try to recover faster.
 
2014-04-25 04:32:45 PM

Marcus Aurelius: You can't smoke pot in college athletics any more?

When the hell did this happen?


I'm glad *PUFF* I never *PUFF* *PUFF* played sports in college *KEEEEEEK*.
 
2014-04-25 04:38:37 PM

ricewater_stool: He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.


Dressing him was dumb though, it was a total gimmick move, and it came back to bite them in the ass.

Like the calling OSU "Ohio" and then losing to the actual Ohio University.
 
2014-04-25 04:39:17 PM

ongbok: ricewater_stool: Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.

He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.

Actually the test was given during the NCAA tournament

Less than two weeks later, McGary "dressed" for the Wolverines' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee. He was never going to play, but coach John Beilein thought the sight of him in maize and blue on the sideline, pumping up his teammates, would add some enthusiasm. Michigan eked out a 73-71 win.
Amid the post-victory celebration, an NCAA representative told McGary that he, of all people, had been selected to undergo a random drug test, even though he hadn't played in months.

But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.


Does it honestly matter? Who gives a flying fark  at this point in history who smokes pot? Except for grade a morons that is.

 The rule is farked up now this kid has to go make millions for himself, instead of millions for his former school.
 
2014-04-25 04:58:29 PM

Rozotorical: The rule is farked up now this kid has to go make millions for himself, instead of millions for his former school.


....assuming anyone wants to draft him.  Which is highly doubtful.
 
2014-04-25 04:59:58 PM

FriarReb98: Rozotorical: The rule is farked up now this kid has to go make millions for himself, instead of millions for his former school.

....assuming anyone wants to draft him.  Which is highly doubtful.


He is not nearly the player he is made out to be. He had a good tourney run last year, in the other 33 games he played he looked like a below average big.
 
2014-04-25 05:06:17 PM
He's projected as a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

Anyway, Michigan got slammed by the draft this year. There's nobody left.

Now they want to raise the age limit to 20.
 
2014-04-25 05:07:57 PM
wait he failed a test from ONE joint and hadn't smoked anything ever before that?

/doubt
 
2014-04-25 05:11:54 PM
Here's another question.  Why is the NCAA at all concerned about a) testing for drugs that are more likely than not performance reducing and b)testing for drugs that are likely not active in the athlete and have no long term positive performance benefit.
 
2014-04-25 05:12:31 PM

MrJesus: He's projected as a 2nd or 3rd round pick.


They added a third round now?

I love Garlic Man: wait he failed a test from ONE joint and hadn't smoked anything ever before that?


Things liars say because people are happy to believe it. Of course, all those people would've defended his ability to smoke pot anyway, so it was kinda pointless...but it makes those who would think pot is a big deal think, oh, well, just once isn't so bad...
 
2014-04-25 05:26:59 PM
Why allow unlimited snacks then punish a kid for earning them?
 
2014-04-25 05:30:47 PM

ongbok: ricewater_stool: Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.

He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.

Actually the test was given during the NCAA tournament

Less than two weeks later, McGary "dressed" for the Wolverines' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee. He was never going to play, but coach John Beilein thought the sight of him in maize and blue on the sideline, pumping up his teammates, would add some enthusiasm. Michigan eked out a 73-71 win.
Amid the post-victory celebration, an NCAA representative told McGary that he, of all people, had been selected to undergo a random drug test, even though he hadn't played in months.

But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.


Maybe it was a big joint...

www.ie420patient.com
 
2014-04-25 05:33:43 PM
He had a back injury! It was medicinal!

/yeah
//that's the ticket
 
2014-04-25 06:00:47 PM

Rann Xerox: Marcus Aurelius: You can't smoke pot in college athletics any more?

When the hell did this happen?

I'm glad *PUFF* I never *PUFF* *PUFF* played sports in college *KEEEEEEK*.


BRRRRRRRRP shuts off vaporizer  I'm glad I went to college when this was still a civilized country.  crinkle
 
2014-04-25 06:09:44 PM

I love Garlic Man: wait he failed a test from ONE joint and hadn't smoked anything ever before that?

/doubt


Well, he did pass 8 prior drug tests apparently.  Seems unlikely it was the first time, but the NCAA is still a bag of dicks.
 
2014-04-25 06:11:20 PM
Oh, and taken from @FauxPelini:

SIMPLE AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND NCAA SUSPENSION GUIDELINES

1/2 football game: maybe not but probably selling thousands of autographs

3 basketball games: going into stands and shoving middle aged fan

5 football games: selling rings and jerseys and getting free tattoos

1 football season: lying about being friends with Deion Sanders

1 basketball season: first positive drug test for weed
 
2014-04-25 06:16:08 PM

GQueue: I love Garlic Man: wait he failed a test from ONE joint and hadn't smoked anything ever before that?

/doubt

Well, he did pass 8 prior drug tests apparently.  Seems unlikely it was the first time, but the NCAA is still a bag of dicks.


Those were school test, they get a week warning before those are given. They have plenty of time to prepare for those. This was a NCAA test, you don't have time to clean up before those.
 
2014-04-25 06:30:55 PM

I love Garlic Man: wait he failed a test from ONE joint and hadn't smoked anything ever before that?

/doubt


I'll bet he didn't even inhale.
 
2014-04-25 06:35:47 PM

ongbok: ricewater_stool: Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.

He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.

Actually the test was given during the NCAA tournament

Less than two weeks later, McGary "dressed" for the Wolverines' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee. He was never going to play, but coach John Beilein thought the sight of him in maize and blue on the sideline, pumping up his teammates, would add some enthusiasm. Michigan eked out a 73-71 win.
Amid the post-victory celebration, an NCAA representative told McGary that he, of all people, had been selected to undergo a random drug test, even though he hadn't played in months.

But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.


He should have gotten his "green card" since Michigan is a medical marijuana state. He had a legitimate injury that could necessitate the use of MJ, but for whatever reason he never did. Probably would have gotten the NCAA off his back.
 
2014-04-25 06:42:59 PM

FriarReb98: Rozotorical: The rule is farked up now this kid has to go make millions for himself, instead of millions for his former school.

....assuming anyone wants to draft him.  Which is highly doubtful.


He is projected as end of the first round start of the second. He will get drafted.
 
2014-04-25 07:02:57 PM
Rumor has it Chane Behanan got caught smoking weed a number of times while on UL's roster.

/he transferred to Colorodo St.
 
2014-04-25 07:06:56 PM

ongbok: But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.


I don't smoke weed, and have never had a drug test in like 25 years... so I could be completely ignorant and wrong... but doesn't that stuff stay in your hair and the like for a very long time?
 
2014-04-25 07:08:59 PM

germ78: He should have gotten his "green card" since Michigan is a medical marijuana state. He had a legitimate injury that could necessitate the use of MJ, but for whatever reason he never did. Probably would have gotten the NCAA off his back.


Doubt it.  There are plenty of substances that are perfectly legal in the eyes of the law, but sports organizations have banned.  Look at all the NFL players who got the 4-game banhammer for something they bought at GNC.

Yeah, I know some were probably lying- but the point stands- you can buy stuff off the shelf at GNC and test positive for a banned substance.
 
2014-04-25 07:57:24 PM
Okay, stupid question time.

What's the NBA policy on testing positive for marijuana?
 
2014-04-25 08:35:56 PM
"I always turned it down," McGary told Yahoo Sports. "But that night I didn't."

Riiight.
 
2014-04-25 09:26:02 PM
Dude went full Mario Manningham. NEVER go full Mario Manningham.
 
2014-04-25 09:32:38 PM

ongbok: ricewater_stool: Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.

He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.

Actually the test was given during the NCAA tournament

Less than two weeks later, McGary "dressed" for the Wolverines' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee. He was never going to play, but coach John Beilein thought the sight of him in maize and blue on the sideline, pumping up his teammates, would add some enthusiasm. Michigan eked out a 73-71 win.
Amid the post-victory celebration, an NCAA representative told McGary that he, of all people, had been selected to undergo a random drug test, even though he hadn't played in months.

But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.


Yeah exactly what I was thinking, he's probably been smoking the entire time he was out and is using that as an excuse.

Still, IMO pot shouldn't be a massive suspension like it is anyway.
 
2014-04-25 10:22:38 PM
Meanwhile the football team's starting center got busted for drunk driving and will be suspended for 1 GAME!!  He endangered the lives of other people on the road AND was underage and thus taking a drug that was illegal for him and the NCAA does comparatively nothing.
 
2014-04-25 10:23:33 PM

FriarReb98: Rozotorical: The rule is farked up now this kid has to go make millions for himself, instead of millions for his former school.

....assuming anyone wants to draft him.  Which is highly doubtful.


And even then, if the NBA is anything like the NFL, they'll be watching him like a hawk.
 
2014-04-26 02:39:22 AM

IlGreven: FriarReb98: Rozotorical: The rule is farked up now this kid has to go make millions for himself, instead of millions for his former school.

....assuming anyone wants to draft him.  Which is highly doubtful.

And even then, if the NBA is anything like the NFL, they'll be watching him like a hawk.


Its not.

AAAAAAnd they won't be.
 
2014-04-26 08:38:42 AM

The Googles Do Nothing: Meanwhile the football team's starting center got busted for drunk driving and will be suspended for 1 GAME!!  He endangered the lives of other people on the road AND was underage and thus taking a drug that was illegal for him and the NCAA does comparatively nothing.


Actually, the ncaa DID do nothing about that. The one game suspension is self-imposed (he was also kicked out of a bunch of practices). Michigan could have let him back on, no questions asked, of they'd wanted to.

My point being that once again, the ncaa's priorities are massively out of whack...even more so than your post indicated.
 
2014-04-26 08:47:34 AM

ongbok: ricewater_stool: Banned on the Run: Subby buried the lead.

He's heading to the NBA because he failed the test during the Big 10 tourney, a situation in which the penalty goes from 3 games to an entire year.

He was also out with an injury and couldn't play at all. Which makes this even more stupid on the part of the NCAA.

Actually the test was given during the NCAA tournament

Less than two weeks later, McGary "dressed" for the Wolverines' Sweet 16 game against Tennessee. He was never going to play, but coach John Beilein thought the sight of him in maize and blue on the sideline, pumping up his teammates, would add some enthusiasm. Michigan eked out a 73-71 win.
Amid the post-victory celebration, an NCAA representative told McGary that he, of all people, had been selected to undergo a random drug test, even though he hadn't played in months.

But anyway his story is BS. He wouldn't have tested positive 2 weeks later after 1 night of weed smoking. Unless he has the slowest metabolism in the world, that would have been undetectable in his system at that point. Dude was smoking more than that.


failing a drug test should only happen when you dont have anything in ypur system.

that said, his story is absolute bullshiat.
 
2014-04-26 02:47:32 PM

HMS_Blinkin: My point being that once again, the ncaa's priorities are massively out of whack...even more so than your post indicated


Or, y'know, that the NCAA doesn't govern DUIs or troubles with the law. But no, let's continue to believe that the NCAA is completely loopy instead of understanding what they do and don't have power over.
 
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