“Long dreads. Girls with hairy armpits. Where there’s hippies, there’s weed.”

For those of you fretting over Bacarri Rambo’s recent brownie run in, let me introduce you to Oregon’s “code”.

At Oregon, there is a long tradition of players policing themselves. Several Ducks reference a “code” followed by teammates who handle weed-related matters in-house on a case-to-case basis. “Some guys who use marijuana go out and ball because they’re relaxed,” says former QB Akili Smith, “but if it affects his play, you sit him down and tell him, ‘Yo, it’s not for you.’?” Today, that code still stands. “If you’re not hurting the team, everyone’s cool with it,” says a current Ducks player.

That’s just like Saban’s Peer Intervention Group!  Except for the terrible case of the munchies they get later, of course.


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32 responses to ““Long dreads. Girls with hairy armpits. Where there’s hippies, there’s weed.”

  1. Big Shock

    1,000 different uniform combinations and everybody gets high. Sounds like a great recruiting pitch. Otherwise, you’re just trying to convince a bunch of kids from the California getto to move to Oregon.

  2. Rick

    Why would this reduce ‘fretting’? In what way is Oregon’s not a more sensible policy?

    • Sure, except that possession of marijuana is against the laws of this state. It seems high-ly unlikely that the state university system is going to allow a policy that directly contradicts the laws of the state it represents. It may be out-dated and purely political, but isn’t everything?

      When marijuana is legalized across the country (which I am for), then you will see UGA’s policy change. Until then… abide by the laws of the land or face the potential consequences for not doing so.

      • Rick

        I was certainly not suggesting that it should be official policy endorsed by a public institution, only that it was more sensible than ours and perfectly reasonable for something enforced by individuals. The public institution should only meet minimum enforcement requirements, quite the opposite of what we have at UGA.

        • Aaaand, we have Commandant Adams to thank for that.

        • Cojones

          What I want to know is how do they get around The Student Council since they are a peer review group for the school and all students. You mean that the SC can defer to the team? That means UA doesn’t have control over their entire student body?

          Pome de Rue.

  3. adam

    “If you’re not hurting the team, everyone’s cool with it.”

    That should absolutely be the policy everywhere.

  4. watcher16

    All I can say is “wow”. Never in a million years would this happen in Athens:

    “…a traffic stop that ended with the officer telling him to leave his weed at home — “and good luck this season.”

    • Bulldog Joe

      Believe it or not, that was the way it used to be in Athens (pre-Adams).
      Most often, they would follow you back to your dorm or apartment and tell you if they saw you again that night, you were going to jail.

      That was usually enough.

      However, if they thought you were dealing, it was a completely different conversation.

  5. Pretty sure Akili’s Bengals teammates had a similar sit-down with him regarding the playbook…

  6. Btw, legalizing marijuana in the South (and therefore the red states) would be super easy. Just convince one state to do it (like Florida, which is actually likely), thus allowing a recruiting advantage for the in-state schools, and every state in the confederacy will be toking before you know it. If there’s one thing state politicians will not abide, it’s pressure from constituents who fear a disadvantage for their football team.

    • Rick

      Interesting point. It would be entertaining to watch that unfold.

    • watcher16

      I think you already see this as programs like Bama are getting top recruits and we all know their testing policy is laughable. Recruits see our players getting in trouble then go get high in Tuscaloosa without their players getting as much as a slap on the wrist

    • Yup. November 6, 2012 it will be re-legalized in Colorado. I’ll give it until election day 2014 to be on the ballot in every other cash strapped state. When the other states see that estimated $60 million tax revenue increase in Colorado, they won’t be able to re-legalize it fast enough red or blue state.

      • Governor Milledge

        We can’t even legalize casino gambling (which Colorado has in a few cities) or internet poker/sports betting.

        That’ll come well before there’s even talk of medical marijuana, let alone straight-up legalization

        • NRBQ

          Hell. My town just got liquor sales on Sunday 3 weeks ago.

          • Mg4life0331

            Well not my town but one about 15 miles away. It’s a one stoplight town and it passed pretty much because foreigners own the gas stations. Im way down south, like 30 mins from Free Shoes University.

  7. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Hmm. Could you theoretically run an entire government off of “sin taxes”?

  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    That Oregon riff sounds like a Cheech & Chong bit. Like wow man, I’m hip, I’m hip.

    “No stems no seeds that you don’t need,
    Acapulco Gold is pfft, pfft, pfft, Baaaaad Assss Weed.”

  9. NRBQ

    Saw plenty of hairy pits back in my day. But nobody ever heard of dreads then.

  10. Arky Dawg

    Am I the only that finds the logic behind this drivel maddening. Are we really that stuck on our own personal agenda that we refuse to see the obvious.
    Oregon players affirm that marijuana affects performance. The pro-pot brigade wants to affirm that marijuana does not affect performance. It is like they are standing there saying, “Nothing to see here, move along.” and no one is the wiser.
    Even if one wanted to argue that it only affects some people. The conclusion would be some trap of legalize marijuana for the good of “some people.” That would mean the argument would be a moral argument for the good of just “some people.”

  11. Cojones

    Some people refuse medical help because of their religious morals. Some people enact plant laws on moral grounds. Go figure.

  12. shane#1

    “and I’m down to seeds and stems again, too.” Commander Cody

  13. Always Someone Else's Fault

    So when is Nike going to come out with a uniform made from hemp?

    • 81Dog

      Woody Harrelson is consulting with Nike designers even as we speak.

      The cleats look like sandals, I hear.