Marijuana causes New Orleans Saints linebacker to be suspended

Jan. 1, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Connecticut Huskies linebacker (8) Lawrence Wilson against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Sooners defeated the Huskies 48-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

It seems that another New Orleans Saints linebacker will have to face a suspension but not for the season and not for a bounty.

It’s being reported that Saints linebacker Lawrence Wilson has been suspended for one game and has lost one game check for the season due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

The violation is stemming from Wilson being charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop last year on November 2 in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Wilson was a standout linebacker at the University of Connecticut and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.  He was serving on their practice squad at the time of the violation.

He was released shortly after that and found his way onto the offseason roster of the Tennessee Titans this year before finally landing with the Saints.

Wilson’s future doesn’t look too good right now since he hasn’t even really made the team and he’s already suspended for one game.  The chances of him staying on the Saints roster might be up in smoke.

 

Topics: Carolina Panthers, Lawrence Wilson, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, University Of Connecticut

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  • MalcolmKyle1

    Here are just a few of the many highly motivated athletes whose drug of choice is cannabis/marijuana:
     
    * Usain Bolt, the 2008 World Record holder of the 100 and 200 meter sprint.
     
    * Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer ever with 14 Olympic gold medals.
     
    * Tim Linecum, the National League baseball’s Cy Young Award winner for 2009.
     
    * Santonio Holmes, the Super Bowl XLII’s MVP.
     
    * Mark Stepnoski, two-time Super Bowl champion. “I’d rather smoke than take painkillers.”
     
    * Randy Moss, NFL single season touchdown reception record (23, set in 2007), and the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17, in 1998). Moss has founded, and financed many charitable endeavors including the the Links for Learning foundation, formed in 2008.
     
    * Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots and defensive rebounds. During his career with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards. He has a prescription to smoke marijuana in California, which he says he uses to control nausea and migraine headaches. He has been arrested twice for marijuana possession.
     
    Marijuana is used by the majority of top sportspeople everywhere:
     
    * “I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason” – Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin’s ESPN show.
     
    * “You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?” – Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)
     
    * “I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana,”  – WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam
     
    * Some of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa’s cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.