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Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Posted on: April 18, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 3:10 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, former Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett has had some stunning confessions in the lead-up to the NFL draft. As Pro Football Weekly reports, Mallett has admitted to using drugs to prospective employers.

Yet, he struck a different tone while talking to KRJ radio in Seattle earlier today, when Mallett described why he felt he got a raw deal from NFL.com’s Albert Breer in a previous story that discussed some teams’ concerns about his off-field activities.

Said Mallett (via sportsradiointerviews.com) : “Because Albert [Breer] doesn’t know me. Yeah, Albert doesn’t know me and Albert’s never been around me. Albert doesn’t know what kind of guy I am. That’s why I love these visits, being around the team, so they can see what kind of guy I am and what kind of person I am because all these reports about all this other stuff is mind boggling to me. I don’t know where he gets his information, but to me he got false information.”

Which naturally transitions us into today’s PFW report about Mallett's supposed drug use. One GM told PFW’s Nolan Nawrocki that it was the first time he ever heard a draftee admit that, and a league executive told him that he wouldn’t take Mallett at any point in the draft.

For the record, Breer’s story ran in early January, and the mention of Mallett’s off-field activities was 17 words long.

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Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

This is a non story and the GM that won't draft him is probably the Cleveland Browns because they refuse to have a good draft year in and year out anyway.  That said, if you actually polled the league while they were telling the TRUTH, I'd estimate that 80% of them have used drugs at one time or another.  We are not talking about the most civilized, intelligent human beings here.  When these stories come out it's almost more shocking to see people surprised by this then the story itself being surprising.  I dunno, but to me if he did drugs in his past, that doesn't mean he did them now, and that certainly doesn't affect his throwing arm.  I'm really really tired of analysts trying to pick apart these KIDS.  Because honestly, that's all they are is kids.  Kids make mistakes, they learn from them, and they grow.  Some grow up, some grow up to be morons(Cromartie, Edwards, Burress, Vick, etc, etc).  All these tests of how they will fair in the NFL seems to take away from their actual accomplishments on the field, that to me is the most telling sign of why teams struggle to figure out the draft.  Sometimes when you think too much, you overthink into making poor choices.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

How bad is smoking pot? When you apply a life insurance policy they test you for drugs(cocaine & Heroin) but NOT POT! I asked the agent about this and he said they don't consider pot harmful.

Wow... where do I start?  First of all, you don't know what you're talking about.  You didn't ask an agent anything... you are a liar.    They check for sicknesses and overall just your general health most of the time.  The more money you want to be insured for the more things they'll check but to say they don't care about pot is ridiculous.   Second of all and very important is the questions they ask you.  They don't need to test you.  There are clauses everywhere that allow an insurance company an out if you screw up and die from drug use.......   there isn't an agent in North America that can guarantee anybody in writing that if pot causes something to happen and they die, their policy would still be good.



Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

where did u get your info from? went to pfw and found nothing about this lie. all ya'll do is tell lies about he said she said. how about some facts nfl network reports multiple sources with names and facts to prove this is wrong and a LIE. i signed up just to post this and i'll never be back. mallett isn't on drugs and when wash. or miami take him early and he's as good as most know he is you will need a very good apology piece to make up for being an ass clown and not checking your sources before you write such crap.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Mallet is not the first or last player to use drugs in the NFL... In fact he's one of many. And no one knows how often he did. Is it wrong? Sure. Will this hurt his draftstock? Sure. But to think he's the only quarterback who has ever used drugs is ignorant. He's an easy target because of his background but many of players and thousands of people have used regularly or tried drugs and some point in their lives and to say Mallet can't be a succesful NFL quarterback because of that is ludacris. I watched multiple Arkansas games in his time there and he was just as good of leader as any of the other guys in this draft



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Who gives a rat's ass whether he has done marijuana or not?  I'd be much more concerned with an alcoholic than a pothead. if this is his worst "character flaw", then  he should be good to go. I'll even go as far as to say i appreciate his honesty. Once again, i'd rather have a pothead than a liar. Just take a second to consider what a huge portion of star professional athletes get involved in OFF the field, then ask yourself how big a deal is this.With baseball under way, and the NBA playoffs going, there is plenty of news to report without this garbage. The media and bloggers alike are so desperate for headlines and attention, they will print and post anything. Sometimes, i wish we could go back to the days when you had to actually read a paper or scour the television for sports games , news, and highlights. Much better quality and it was not so watered down.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Mallet is the best QB in this draft.

No, he's not. The best QB in the draft is Andy Dalton. He can throw, run and he's smart. He's also a winner. Mallet is a loser.
Andy Dalton is a joke. He can run? Unfortunately we never got to see him "run" against SEC defensive ends, now we'll watch him cower in front of NFL DEs.

Ryan Mallett is the best QB in this draft. Cam Newton may prove to be the most utilized, depending on the coach and the system that takes him, but Mallett looked the most impressive at the Combine and in his team practices. Mallett is also a very smart QB, if you watched Gruden's QB interview.



Since: Jul 7, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Who Cares??  GM's care because it's against the NFL drug policy.  Just ask Ricky Williams...



Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

How bad is smoking pot? When you apply a life insurance policy they test you for drugs(cocaine & Heroin) but NOT POT! I asked the agent about this and he said they don't consider pot harmful.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Mallet is the best QB in this draft.

No, he's not. The best QB in the draft is Andy Dalton. He can throw, run and he's smart. He's also a winner. Mallet is a loser.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Bronc:  that is the most uninformed comment I have seen in some time.  Did you just make up those facts or did you hear them from your non-pot smoking buddies?  It is illegal because  of the propaganda and yellow journalism that spread across the country in the late 30's.  Marijuana is no more harmful and probably less so than alcohol.  It is no more a gateway drug than Pepto Bismol.  It has also been shown to be non-addictive.  There is no withdrawal from stopping the usage of marijuana.  Of course, marijuana can effect your decision-making, much like alcohol, there is a time and place for its use.  Your logic is faulty and without any basis for support, unless you call neo conservative religious viewpoints some substantive authority.


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