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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe View Post
    Holy cow... I'm not meaning to attack you Dee Dub, but that's about as ignorant a post as I've read in a long time. First of all, pot isn't "a gateway drug". Whatever "gate" there is, people with a propensity toward drug use will find that gate regardless of what drug the government chooses to make legal/not legal. Legalize pot, and criminalize booze--guess what becomes your gateway drug? Addictive people will find a way. It's not marijuana; it's just people who are weak (in that regard), and they would get addicted to whatever it is.

    With regard to the Honey Badger, I'm like someone else (previously), who said they aren't upset about the pot use... more so about what would get him dismissed (it's gotta be more than smoking dope).
    Ignorant..really? Well I don't think you can deem something ignorant that has been backed by research.

    "The vast majority of cocaine users (99.9%) began by first using a “gateway drug” like marijuana, cigarettes or alcohol.

    "One study found that youth (12 to 17 years old) who use marijuana are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than kids who do not use pot, and that 60% of the kids who smoke pot before the age of 15 move on to
    cocaine."

    http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfac...ug-abuses.html
    Steelers 2014 Draft

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    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
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    Well i don't want to get into this drug issue but regarding OP...Yes i will also draft Honey Badger in Rd 3.

    But if i can get hold of Desmond Trufant i will draft him at 17. That kid is baller and had great combine.
    Steelers Draft
    Rd 1: Mike Evans - WR
    Rd 2: Kyle Van Noy - ILB/OLB
    Rd 3c: Philip Gaines - CB
    Rd 4: Taylor Hart - DE
    Rd 5: Justin Ellis - DT
    Rd 5c:Xavier Grimble -TE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Ignorant..really? Well I don't think you can deem something ignorant that has been backed by research.

    "The vast majority of cocaine users (99.9%) began by first using a “gateway drug” like marijuana, cigarettes or alcohol.

    "One study found that youth (12 to 17 years old) who use marijuana are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than kids who do not use pot, and that 60% of the kids who smoke pot before the age of 15 move on to
    cocaine."

    http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfac...ug-abuses.html
    Dub,
    Ignorance is not necessarily a bad word... I'm simply using it in this case, as in "not knowing". You really need to know the history of marijuana (i.e. hemp) in this country, to realize why it is what it is in this country (illegal). When you do, you will gain a better sense of: a) its effects, and b) the forces that seek to demonize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    I also know a few guys who did it and became the President of the United States. lol...
    But ONE "didnt inhale".....doesnt count.

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    Regardless ones opinion on the controversy over pot, bottom line is that if you are too mentally weak to abstain when your college or pro career is on the line THAT is a red flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Regardless ones opinion on the controversy over pot, bottom line is that if you are too mentally weak to abstain when your college or pro career is on the line THAT is a red flag.
    EXACTLY... getting kicked off LSU takes hard work and dedication. I dn't have a problem with a person who has a hit on their resume.... but when you get a hit, get kicked off the team and CONTINUE to get in trouble it raises a red flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    EXACTLY... getting kicked off LSU takes hard work and dedication. I dn't have a problem with a person who has a hit on their resume.... but when you get a hit, get kicked off the team and CONTINUE to get in trouble it raises a red flag.
    I think that's exactly how the Steelers will look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Regardless ones opinion on the controversy over pot, bottom line is that if you are too mentally weak to abstain when your college or pro career is on the line THAT is a red flag.
    I would agree with that 100%.

    As for the HB, I would take a chance on him, anywhere after the 3rd. At that point, the chances of anyone sticking long-term goes down a lot anyway. With him, I think he has a lot to prove and the best time to have him on your team may be when he is fresh out of school (i.e. before hubris takes over again).

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    My question is would he be able to cover the big experienced receivers in the NFL @ 5'9 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Ignorant..really? Well I don't think you can deem something ignorant that has been backed by research.

    "The vast majority of cocaine users (99.9%) began by first using a “gateway drug” like marijuana, cigarettes or alcohol.

    "One study found that youth (12 to 17 years old) who use marijuana are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than kids who do not use pot, and that 60% of the kids who smoke pot before the age of 15 move on to
    cocaine."

    http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfac...ug-abuses.html

    Cigarettes and Alcohol are not gateway drugs as long as your old enough to buy them... legally (more details on this below)

    Marijuana *could* be a gateway drug for one reason and one reason only.

    It's illegal (in most states) and if you want it, you typically have to buy it from a drug dealer. Guess what? It's likely that drug dealer has other drugs for sale. That is how people are exposed to the "harder" stuff and are much more prone to trying it. Cocaine, Crystal Meth, Heroin, Oxycoton (pharmaceutical), etc are all extremely addictive. A dealer will have no problems offering you any of these for free the first time just to get you hooked because they're not stupid... You getting hooked on any of these is a helluva lot more profitable for them compared to marijuana. I guarantee that if marijuana was legalized in some form, the gateway concept would go away.

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