Michigan gets Houstoned.

Just when you think the NCAA can’t get any NCAA-ier, it does.

A ludicrous situation on so many levels, stupidity like this has the effect of making you sympathetic to the union argument.

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16 responses to “Michigan gets Houstoned.

  1. Dog in Fla

    “Then they informed him of the NCAA’s harsh penalty for a first failed test: a minimum one-year suspension from all competition.”

    They need to give Michael Adams a spot on the Rules Committee to lighten it up a little bit

  2. Skeptic Dawg

    I would like to see the NCAA take complete control of all drug testing. The current student-athlete appears to care very little about failing a drug test. A college wide 1 year suspension for the first failed test would certainly pack a punch and hopefully make kids think twice before tokin’ up. I have zero sympathy for kids that fail drug tests. They are told repeatedly what’s coming.

    • A college wide 1 year suspension for the first failed test would certainly pack a punch and hopefully make kids think twice before tokin’ up.

      For a non-performance enhancing substance that’s being legalized/de-criminalized all over the country? That’s a little over the top.

      • Skeptic Dawg

        I am open to suggestions. We know that the punishment for 1st and 2nd time offenses at UGA carry little to no weight, so what would you suggest? Would 50% of a season for 1st offenders be strong enough? The kids pay little to the rule as it stands now.

        • The penalty for first-time marijuana possession in Ann Arbor is a $25 fine. Why is it necessary for the NCAA to punish a kid far in excess of what the local authorities do?

        • Monday Night Frotteur

          I am open to suggestions.

          I suggest not testing for, or caring about, recreational drugs.

          I also suggest that there should be a rule that any drug testing policy put in place for players should also extend to coaches, administrators, and the NCAA President’s immediate family. Sauce, geese, ganders, etc….

          • Scorpio Jones, III

            And, if I may, add to the list of drugs….alcohol and Red Bull.

          • Gaskilldawg

            Damn right. The suits in the Butts-Mehre Building make decisions affecting millions of dollars. As a Hartman Fund and Basketball Enhancement. Fund contributor I would like to be reassured the suits ate clear headed. Same for Morehead.

    • Monday Night Frotteur

      A college wide 1 year suspension for the first failed test would certainly pack a punch and hopefully make kids think twice before tokin’ up.

      Lol. Why do you care whether your entertainers use marijuana? Do you hold the musicians who produce the music you listen to to the same standard? Better not listen to any pop, rock, rap, or gritty country produced in the last 50 years if you do.

      • DawgPhan

        Better not do anything anywhere with anyone…chances are most of the people he knows have, will or are smoking pot.

        Most didnt face a year suspension for their first run in.

  3. Lrgk9

    What is going to happen to state of Colorado players I wonder?

    • DawgPhan

      Just because it is legal doesnt mean that a group has to allow it.

      Though I believe that there is currently a case heading to the supreme court to decide if you can be fired for off the clock use, though I think that this pertains to medical.

    • The other Doug

      Currently at Colorado University marijuana is against team rules and school policy.

  4. Erk's Forehead

    The update tweet makes absolutely no sense. Grammatically.