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Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Posted on: September 23, 2011 3:15 pm
 
Marvin Lewis says Antony Collins "wasn't involved in anything at all." (AP/ US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson


It appears that the only thing Anthony Collins is guilty of is bad timing. The Bengals offensive lineman happened to be at teammate Jerome Simpson's home earlier this week when authorities showed up and detained and questioned them both.

This all had to do with another person at the Simpson's house signing for a package that contained 2.5 pounds of high-grade marijuana from California. No arrests were made at the time, but according to CaliforniaWatch.org, police allegedly found six more pounds of marijuana inside Simpson's home.

On Friday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis cleared Collins of any wrongdoing.

"The only thing I know is that Anthony Collins wasn't involved in anything at all," Lewis said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "The other thing (the investigation of Simpson), I'm not allowed to comment about anything so we'll just move forward and get ready to play football."

Collins released a statement Friday through his attorney (via the Enquirer):
This past Tuesday morning I stopped by the house of my teammate, Jerome Simpson, on my way to the stadium. While I was at his home, several law enforcement officers unexpectedly entered the house. I had no idea what it was about and after identifying myself and speaking to the officers, they let me go on my way.

Unfortunately I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, I do want to take this opportunity to let my fans, friends and family know that I had no part in the reported activities at Jerome’s home. I have done nothing wrong and I have not been charged with doing anything wrong. So far as I know, I am no longer a part of any investigation.

In due time, I am confident that authorities will clear my name and announce I am not a person of interest and my name will be completely cleared from Tuesday’s incident. In the meantime, my focus will continue to be on playing football and helping my teammates, coaches and the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals organization have a successful 2011 season.
Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson tweeted that Simpson was excused from practice Friday and thinks it's "highly doubtful" Simpson will play this weekend.

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Comments

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Serphnx, you get the dumba$$ award for the day. I am willing to bet $1,000 that you could not take a urinalysis test at this moment & NOT test positive for an illegal substance. Therefore, we know where your opinion stems from. Balrog, you get the common sense award.



Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Serphnx, you now have at least 1 write in vote for presidency.  Couldn't agree with your comments more.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

And, you're a moron for not thinking marijuana should be legalized.   One year with legalization, the government could eliminate the National Debt.
Only if the government is the only entity selling the marijuana....if you are talking tax revenue, and assuming everyone actually buys pot and the seller pays the taxes, rather than growing your own and/or selling for cash under the table, do you have any idea how much pot you'd have to sell in 1 year to pay off a trillion dollar debt....even assume a 100% tax, you'd have to sell a trillion dollars worth of pot, and collect all the taxes, which would not happen, not even close---especially when you consider legalization would only decrease the price of pot as supply would likely boom.

Of course we know that more likely is a whole lot more self growers, which produces no tax revenue., and sales from "under the counter" sources to save the tax as well.  Legallizing and taxing pot will not produce the revune people seem to think it would....plus you know have stoners behind the wheels of even more cars, that can't be a bad thing right?  Adding stoned driving to drunk driving sounds good to me?



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Despite what the media tells you, drugs have absolutely no effect on success.  In fact, many successful people use them.  Drugs like cocaine are extremely expensive and the average unsuccessful loser simply can't afford them.  Hence why the elite in Hollywood or in the legal field are the primary users of designer drugs.

If you're using the big name stuff, the high quality stuff like the weed here, you're doing very well.  Throughout history recreational drugs were heavily used by everyone. 
Holy crap, where to start?  "Successful people use them"?  Well, maybe for a time -- eventually the drugs get the better of these "successfull people" and, unless the person gets clean, the success goes away.  That's why you see so many "successful people" in very expensive drug rehabs, because drugs are not affecting their success at all --- I don't know, lets talk to the John Belushi's of the world and see how successful they were with drugs---oh right, he's dead.  Ask Robin Williams (former drug abuser), Richard Pryor (nearly killed himself free basing)?  How about Charlie Sheen -- how did the drugs/alcohol work out for him?  Lost a million dollar a week job.  Darryl Strawberry?  No.  Steve Howe?  No. 

Successfule people may be the ones who can afford powder cocain or "designer drugs", but as a general rule they do not stay successful. Now you are right, not everyone can afford coke or "designer drugs", that's why there is crack cocain, meth, etc....no many successful crack addicts and meth users?  I doubt it.

Ahhhhh...the "everyone" generalization "throughout history"...right, "everyone".  Well then, lets go back to the good ol days when you could by arsenic over the counter to be taken as a "medicine", even though we now know its addictive and will eventually kill you.  Lets put cocaine back in Coca Cola.  Open some Opium dens, I want to be successful too!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Sorry, I have a hard time believing your buddy has 8 or 9 pounds of pot, scales and various other items and you have "no idea" that anything might be going on.  Maybe he didn't know, but its hard to believe.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Despite what the media tells you, drugs have absolutely no effect on success.  In fact, many successful people use them.  Drugs like cocaine are extremely expensive and the average unsuccessful loser simply can't afford them.  Hence why the elite in Hollywood or in the legal field are the primary users of designer drugs.

If you're using the big name stuff, the high quality stuff like the weed here, you're doing very well.  Throughout history recreational drugs were heavily used by everyone.  This "war on drugs" is a recent, particular to the US phenomenon.  So is banning alcohol until 21.  Out in Europe kids drink a glass of wine at dinner with their families, and they are far more responsible as a result in their adulthood. 

The war on drugs is no longer sustainable.  It was okay to be retarded when this country was swimming in money.  We no longer are.  No more "war on drugs" and "war on terror" or student loans or subsidized housing loans.  Enough, we just can't afford this stuff.  We can't afford all these government employees, these cops, these overpaid teachers.  We are a poor nation now.  Legalize everything and start holding individuals accountable for their own actions, not dumb actions designed to annoy everyone.  If stupid people can't make it through life they should start dying.  Stop making laws designed to keep stupid people from harming themselves, and start arming the rest of the populace to protect themselves.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

He is a Bungle ain't he?  Guilty!!!!


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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 4:18 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Actually Tetzinator, a lot of great things have come from drugs.
While you may not agree with them, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles,  and several other great musicians have used drugs, and even commented how it help them write songs.
With today's music, maybe more musicians should use them.
And, you're a moron for not thinking marijuana should be legalized.   One year with legalization, the government could eliminate the National Debt.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Lesson to all of our uninformed youth and immature adults as well i guess.   Please don't use the moronic arguement that pot should be legalized, IT IS currently NOT LEGAL(unless it is MEDICINAL marijuania, which i personally believe is fine, but is far too easy for alot of people to get who don't really need it).  I personally have never touched drugs, but unfortunately deal with people that have been using pot, coke, and you name it for far too many years, and if pot is ever legalized God help us because a nation of these by-products will destroy our nation from with in even more than we are already sabotoging it already.  Lesson #2 If you decide to take the courageous road in life to not partake in the pitfalls and destruction of drugs, don't hang out with the losers that do decide to take the opposite approach, it will only bite you in the A$$ sooner rather than later! You see you may gain some twisted and short term satisfaction from your dirty deeds, but their has never been one person on this earth that has become a better person or gained long term positive results from starting to use and later abusing drugs, period.   Schools out boys and girls.


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