Two top prospects faced repercussions going into the 2015 NFL Draft due to marijuana. Despite being busted for pot on Apr. 26, Mizzou defensive end Shane Ray was taken in the first round. Nebraska linebacker Randy Gregory, who failed a drug test in February, fell to the second round.
Defensive end Dion Jordan will have to sit out the 2015 season due to a diluted drug test. The Miami Dolphin was previously suspended twice for using PEDs.
Running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for marijuana possession during a traffic stop near Pittsburgh last August. Both have since been suspended by the NFL.
While broadcasting an Oregon-Washington college basketball game, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton criticized the NCAA for "punishing people for things that are illegal." He was referring Huskies center Robert Upshaw, who was booted from the team for violating rules.
NBA great Oscar Robertson has joined a group of high-profile Ohioans in support of legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana.