Thursday, February 16, 2012
I know I said I wasn't going to post on this anymore, but I just can't resist this. A day after the media portrayed the TCU football program as Hamsterdam and Gary Patterson as Bunny Colvin, the results of the surprise drug test they dropped on the players on February 1st have been released.
How many do you think failed it? 82 was the popular number on twitter, facebook, message boards and that "reputable" media outlets were purporting to be fact. Some out there even speculated that it was even higher than that, and with substances running the gamut from harmless weed all the way up to cocaine and LSD.
What was the final tally, you ask?
Out of 91. And those five (who you would have to assume would include the four arrested) only tested positive for marijuana. So 5.5% of the TCU football program, which was dragged through the mud yesterday as a lawless renegade program where drugs ran rampant, has a rate of marijuana use about 1/6th the national average for college students and 1/4th the national average for college athletes.
It was nice of news outlets like the Dallas Morning News and WFAA to actually pay attention to TCU yesterday. I wonder if they'll pounce on this story like a bunch of rapid wolves, too?
Posted by Lyle Lanley at Thursday, February 16, 2012