The Alabama Way

My, isn’t this enlightened?

The bit I don’t quite get is the “Part of an effective drug and alcohol policy is testing”.  I mean, Williams was flopping tests and still playi… oh, that’s what they mean by effective.



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20 responses to “The Alabama Way

  1. Dog in Fla

    A little known but important part of the Alabama Way Drug and Alcohol Treatment Policy for Student Athletes is Nick’s personal selection of music therapy tunes that help monitor the effectiveness or lack thereof of the treatment program


  2. Mayor

    The Georgia Way Drug and Alcohol Policy for Student Athletes requires that UGA suspend a minimum of 2 football players for the first 2 games of the season each year in anticipation of the possibility that someone on the team might have smoked weed or drank alcohol during the summer and not been caught. Also, UGA self-imposes at least a 4 game suspension on 1 player per year just in case someone might sign an autograph and get paid for it. “Gotta get out in front of this.”–Greg McGarity


  3. Ace

    For me, unless the drug is “performance enhancing,” I’m not that worried about what schools choose to do. I draw a major line when it comes to players committing crimes that have victims, however – violence, theft, etc. When you violate the rights of another, we truly find out what kind of an athletic program a school has when we see what discipline materializes there.


  4. Borodawg

    I remember reading an article a few years back, believe it was AJ McCarron, who said they took care of a lot of things in house at Alabama. I guess that is what he meant.


  5. Bright Idea

    If he ain’t too stoned to play….let him.


  6. CannonDawg

    I suppose that Tim Williams (and others, perhaps?) would have been available to speak with recruits about, oh, say, the university’s philosophy that suspension is less of a deterrent than is commonly believed. Any other questions? (wink, wink). Gotta light?


  7. Derek

    The comparisons are not new:

    I’d rather us be us and let them be them.


  8. CB

    It makes me smile to daydream about how the AJ Green and Todd Gurley situations would have been handled by “The Process.” Then I come to, and remember that we threw them both under the bus.


    • Greg "Howdy Doody" McGarity

      One of the reasons why we suspended those laborers for as long as we did is that you people would have continued asking them for autographs and putting the program at even greater risk. The punishment had to serve as a deterrent.

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  9. Bulldog Joe

    Meanwhile in Athens, the spring break welcoming committee has already lined up the piss cups.


  10. Hogbody Spradlin

    Jeez! What isn’t rigged in Alabama?


  11. Cousin Eddie

    I like how they stated the high schools or earlier are the problem for the drug use. Basically not my problem.


    • Bulldog Joe

      …unless you are an upperclassman not expected to make the two-deep.

      Then it is process time. See ya!


  12. AusDawg85

    Tim, I see you’ve failed another drug test. How you feeling?

    Fine, man. We cool.

    Good, good. You seem to handle it well. Any stress about playing?

    No man…ready to roll, Tide!

    Great! So happy to see the effectiveness of our drug policy!