In honor of the one day every year that stoners look forward more that Christmas, we will look back on the best pot loving athletes of recent history. We all know that most athletes have done it, but some are just way, way worse at hiding it. While we are not here to condone or condemn, we are here to celebrate the athletes that overcame all odds to prove our D.A.R.E. officers from grade school wrong.
Ricky loved the sticky icky. After failing three drug tests in the same season, Williams retired early to study holistic medicine at the California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley. The most stoner-sounding college of all time. He is topping the list for uttering the best excuse for failing a drug test ever: “I got high and forgot I wasn’t supposed to get high.”
The 23 time gold medalist was never cited by police for the possession of marijuana, but he did have one of the most iconic pictures of all time. Just one picture of Phelps with a bong in his hand broke the internet. Also, it ruined most of his sponsorship deals.
“It’s not mine, I’m just holding it for a friend.” This excuse actually got Melo out of a possession charge in 2004. When he was stopped by police at the Denver airport, Carmelo told the cops that the backpack they confiscated belonged to his friend and even had that friend sign an affidavit claiming responsibility.
White Chocolate never learned that weed was illegal and that teams don’t take failed drug tests lightly. When Williams was in college, he got kicked off the team twice during his sophomore season and was later suspended by the Kings during his NBA career.
Marshawn must have had Kobe’s PR guy, because nobody knows Lynch as the guy who got suspended for pot. Just the skittles lover who is just here so he doesn’t get fined.
Listen to this guy talk and tell me that he isn’t on some kind of drug. The most surprising thing about Bill Walton is not his stories or athletic ability, but he actually never failed a drug test in his NBA career.
Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon, Tim Lincecum, JR Smith.
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