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Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

Posted on: April 26, 2011 10:48 am
Edited on: April 28, 2011 12:04 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Amid all the all-encompassing insanity of the lifted lockout, here's some potentially damaging news for a pair of prospects, just 48 hours before the NFL Draft: Georgia LB/DL Justin Houston and Iowa DL Christian Ballard have reportedly tested positive for marijuana.

That's according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports (whose tweet somehow almost got lost in the maw that is the legal discussion regarding the lockout), who notes that the pair are "2 highly-graded defensive draft kids."
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And he's right: Houston is the No. 44-overall player on our draft board. Ballard is ranked 59th overall.

Neither of the players' respective agents returned comments to Glazer, but expect them to be asked plenty of questions over the next few days, particularly as teams decide whether or not they want to risk drafting either of the players with the reported news floating out there.

But considering that the failed tests reportedly occurred at the NFL combine, if the reports are true, then teams are already aware of the issues at hand.

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Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

i am so sick of this crap if you can't lay off of pot before you sign a multimillion dollar contract you don't deserve to be in the nfl period



Since: Oct 22, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

Mallet passed another drug test???!!!!! Wow must be a druggee right sports media???



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

yes pot is a great motavator if i had a company  i would want all my workers to smoke it so they got more done .  I do work in a treatment center  and get to see the results of daily use . When its legal make shure you let your kids smoke it .And tell them to stop smoking so they can get a job . if they can



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC




Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

@mantooth33... your argument and all those similar is completely nonsensical.  Nobody in their right mind is going to criticize "smoking some weed" with being a serial killer, HOWEVER, if you smoke weed and you know the upcoming drug screen for the "job of your life" is right around the corner, don't you at least drop the blunt for a little while??? 

The fact someone tests positive can only mean one of two things: (1) You are simply too stupid to care or (2) you have an addiction issue.  Either way - you have a major problem. It's called "accountability" and its something that's very necessary if you plan to be an adult. 

(And this is coming from the most socially liberal guy on the planet - heck, I think weed, prostitution AND gay marriage - among other things - should be legal in this country!!!)



Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

If I'm not mistaken I think Warren Sapp tested positive allegedly before the draft and the rest is history. Not a big deal but something that an NFL team drafting these guys must address.



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Report: Houston, Ballard test positive for THC

They went to college and smoked some weed? Really? I can't believe it! I'd be worried if they tested positive for cocaine, meth, heroin. but i understand why it raises a flag, you wanna make sure it's not something that they do every day or is a habit  per se


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