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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: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:21 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

I suppose this is a good introduction to the Big-12 formerly the Big-8, now with 10 teams.

I wonder if there would be a complete investigation by the NCAA or would the school have to investigate the situation, punish itself after which the school would then get the NCAA approval of the punishment they placed themselves on.

What a system.

Now what should the punishment be for a school finding out that find out several of their players smoked pot, failed the test for such a drug  and sold the same to under cover investigators?

Well now let’s see what the punishment was for several players selling their sport gear and the coach lying to the investigators as well as to his boss. This is called a cover up. They could play in the year end bowl game, but not the first 5 games of the following season

Which is  greater crime?

Based on this offense by these players, I suppose writing on the blackboard 100 times I will not do this again and a weekend without their girlfriends would be sufficient. So you may play t he season, but not the first 2 games of next season.

Good enough for me!!!!

 
“ONE MAN’S OPINION”





Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Dan...reading comprehension. Five that tested positve, 11 with trace amounts. If you've done just a little research on the story you would know that these four players weren't the only students dealing. Also, every media outlet uses "anonymous sources" and there were four players reprimanded just this past season from LSU for positive drug tests, not for "violation of team rules". You're looking for something that isn't there.



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

So who else forgot they were on a sports site and clicked on this headline on the blog sidebar thinking they had made a groundbreaking discovery about amphibians getting high?



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:44 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

So there were four drug dealers on the team but only five guys actually doing drugs. Right. Seems totally logical. I'd love to know who the "anonymous source" is, particuarly since the NCAA forbids the disclosure of the results, which is why you never hear a player getting suspended for drugs but rather for "violation of team rules".

The truth is that it is unlikely the actual number who tested positive in the February 1st test will ever come out. However, if you think it was five you probably believe in the tooth fairy still. Better get a grip here soon TCU because things are starting to fall apart.

Also, let's tip our hat to the Star Telegram. Nothing says quality journalism like running articles from "anonymous sources."




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:30 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Pretty sure this is being swept under the rug a little bit and being hush hush with it.  I mean come on, there's no way Patterson would let a story about 80 players failing a drug test to get out there.  Also, anyone wonder what those undercover cops do with the drugs that are "sold" to them?  Just curious...



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:29 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

Brace yourself CBS SportsNation for the onslaught from all the Penn State apologists that want the media to descend on Ft. Worth and severely punish the TCU program for a dozen college dudes smoking pot. As the great Nick Nolte said in the classic movie North Dallas Forty; "Hell B.A.; If you busted all the guys on the team that used weed, you wouldn't be able to provide a punt return team."



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

I know, right? they should be hung!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:14 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

I'm still amazed there were choads calling for the NCAA death penalty for this.




Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:58 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

"Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana"

I'm surprised they could get it lit, without opposable thumbs...



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:51 pm
 

Report: five Frogs tested positive for marijuana

College kids smoking weed?

This is worse than Sandusky. 


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