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Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:08 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegramrumors of 60-to-80 TCU football players failing a random drug test have been grossly exaggerated.

In police documents filed as part of the campus-wide investigation that led to the arrests of four Horned Frog players Wednesday, now-former Frogs Tanner Brock and Devin Johnson are quoted telling undercover officers that as many as 82 TCU players tested positive in the Feb. 1 test. But sources told the Star-Telegram Thursday that, in fact, only five of the 102 Horned Frog players failed the screening, with another 11 players showing trace amounts within the test's margin for error. 86 players' tests came back negative.

Although some of the drugs sold to officers during the sweep included prescription drugs, cocaine, and acid, the only substance found in the five positive tests was marijuana. Though Brock (pictured) told officers he had failed the test, it was not immediately clear if the four arrested (and dismissed) players had produced positives or not.

Having been administered on National Signing Day, the test was reportedly ordered by head coach Gary Patterson after a recruit declined a TCU offer over his concerns of widespread drug use on the team. But an anonymous former player told the Star-Telegram that marijuana is far less prevalent among the Frogs is far less than the arrests and Brock's and Johnson's statements would imply.

"There was definitely a small group of guys using weed but nothing more than that," the source said.

Ask Patterson, and he'll likely tell you that even five positives is five too many. But after the embarrassment of Wednesday's headlines and the details found in the police affidavits, Thursday's report -- if accurate -- puts the ratio of Frogs using marijuana (4.9 percent) at a rate far lower than the accepted ratio of total college students who use marijuana, and should be one for Patterson to be thankful for.

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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:21 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

yanceyRedRaider, "why risk it with so much on the line?" For the same reason that they have unprotected sex with pretty much every attractive woman possible. (And that some of them play "catch" with the other team.) For the same reason that some of them--and some of those on these boards--ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Because they're young, strong, immortal and invincible, not to mention stupid, or at least intemperate. In short, they're guys. None of which is a sin, even if some of it has been criminalized by people who refuse to get their damn noses out of other people's business. It ain't like weed is a PED, now, is it? No cheating going on here. No unfair edge.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:12 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

All right, so they're knuckleheads, given the present Puritanical climate and the omnipresent possibility of testing. Personally, I'm sick and tired of all of the damn invective aimed at the kids who slip. Especially because so much of it comes from guys and gals who floated through the 60s, 70s, and 80s in a cannabis cloud. Not to mention how many of them did more than the occassional line of blow. Frigging hypocrites, the lot of them.

BTW, I'm only nominally conversant with the ways of their misspent youths; I never once did anything stronger than weed for which I didn't have a Rx--and that no more than a dozen times. I don't advocate it, I just don't condemn it.



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:08 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Right on, 100%.




Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:51 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Anyone have their number?  Cool

"There was definitely a small group of guys using weed but nothing more than that," .
uh, yeah.. I call bs on this one.  Small group my ass...



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:33 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Are these the Budweiser frogs that are getting high?



Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:13 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Yea well it's illegal nonetheless and they know the law. Why risk it with so much on the line? If freaking milk was illegal, I wouldn't drink it and risk a free education and the privelege to play D1 ball. Whether you believe it should be legal or not doesn't change the fact that as of right now it's not and you're an idiot to risk it. That goes for these tcu players and every other athlete in the country.



Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

It's pot.  Not HGH, not steriods, not performance enhancing anything.  Alcohol is far more physically damaging than cannibis.  That is a fact.  The fact that it is illegal is the worst part of this, not the fact that a few college kids smoked a litte weed. 

Man, some people should pull that lump of coal out of their butts.  Should be a diamond by now.




Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

I have to admit....Brock seems like a poster child for a carnival ride operator.



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Pot? Shameful. Absolutely shameful. I also understand that pot makes you forget things. Four people? Sixty people? How many?


SissyBoyFloy
Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:25 pm
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