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EricaLubarsky
09-05-2007, 07:45 PM
Houston's Reed Arrested For Marijuana Possession
September 5, 2007 - 1:22 pm
Globe And Mail -
Houston Rockets ' swingman Justin Reed was released Wednesday after being arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Reed was arrested Tuesday night in Jackson. He was released from the Hinds County jail early Wednesday, said Capt. Ken Magee of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

Reed was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, which carries a fine from $100 to $250. No date has been set for his appearance in Hinds County court.

spreedom
09-05-2007, 08:49 PM
Swingman? The guy is better suited to play the 4 than the 2....

EricaLubarsky
09-05-2007, 10:31 PM
he's a 6'8 undersized PF-- you are right spree

Flacolaco
09-05-2007, 10:33 PM
$250 fine.

Ouch.

chumdawg
09-05-2007, 11:01 PM
What's the big deal? It's the equivalent of a speeding ticket.

EricaLubarsky
09-05-2007, 11:34 PM
What's the big deal? It's the equivalent of a speeding ticket.
not exactly model behavior for a teammate and supposed rolemodel.

Rockets are looking more and more like the Blazers daily.

bernardos70
09-05-2007, 11:44 PM
Be prepared to get f*cked by the long d*ck of the law!

chumdawg
09-05-2007, 11:56 PM
not exactly model behavior for a teammate and supposed rolemodel.

Rockets are looking more and more like the Blazers daily.With due respect, I don't think Justin Reed is anyone's rolemodel. And if you think possession of marijuana is something an NBA teammate would be disappointed by...well, I just don't know what to say. Do you think that the percentage of NBA'ers who smoke is significantly less than 75% or so?

EricaLubarsky
09-06-2007, 12:19 AM
With due respect, I don't think Justin Reed is anyone's rolemodel. And if you think possession of marijuana is something an NBA teammate would be disappointed by...well, I just don't know what to say. Do you think that the percentage of NBA'ers who smoke is significantly less than 75% or so?

yes I do think its less than 75%-- about 6-18% actually. 75% is astoundingly high for a group of professional athletes and I don't know if you are kidding when you claim that three quarters of all NBA players smoke pot! Seriously? Do you really think that or are you just putting on your little act?

And although Justin Reed may not be anyone's rolemodel, he's a professional athlete earning 1.5 million a year in a professional and highly-visible league. If this was a respectable league, he'd have had some sort of league punishment.

The league is suffering right now from a horrible image :doubts as to the officiating of games; officials calling for the resignation of top brass; players involved in all sorts of bar brawls, wife beatings, gun offenses, dangerous driving infractions, drug offenses....all while Stern is trying to bring back a wholesome message of teamwork, social conscience and professionalism. Yeah smoking pot is a big deal.

and "with all due respect" is just an polite clause for a usually impolite idea-- don't even bother with it.

chumdawg
09-06-2007, 12:34 AM
Wow. You seriously believe that only one to three guys per team smokes weed?

EricaLubarsky
09-06-2007, 12:36 AM
Wow. You seriously believe that only one to three guys per team smokes weed?
wow you honestly think that 3 out of every 4 people in the league smokes weed with the substance abuse policy?

I guess you do because you just said it. You heard what I said too.

Just curious: is that 75% representative on the Mavs? So do Dirk, terry, stack and others smoke weed?

DevinFuture
09-06-2007, 12:52 AM
I'm gonna take the safe bets and go over on the 18% and under on the 75%.

mqywaaah
09-06-2007, 05:54 AM
Less than an ounce? $100 - 250 fine? Double ouch!

Underdog
09-06-2007, 06:54 AM
wow you honestly think that 3 out of every 4 people in the league smokes weed with the substance abuse policy?

I guess you do because you just said it. You heard what I said too.

Just curious: is that 75% representative on the Mavs? So do Dirk, terry, stack and others smoke weed?


Who, this guy?

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/acidkidd/dirknowitzki005.jpg


(might be drunk, might be stoned, might have just huffed glue...)





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mcsluggo
09-06-2007, 08:53 AM
Personally, I wouldn't find the 75% number to be surprising at all, 'specially in the offseason.

MavsWiLLHaVeRinGs
09-06-2007, 08:54 AM
The Rockets need Rasheed Wallace.

foglemann
09-06-2007, 09:20 AM
Feel bad for J. Reed. Was at ole miss his whole career. Really an all heart type player. All hussle. BUT, money and responsibility don't sometimes go hand in hand with some of these players.

DevinHarriswillstart
09-06-2007, 09:28 AM
This isn't news. My guess is at least 50% of the players probably smoke. Who cares? Better than shootings, wife beatings and acting like a loony in plubic which seems to be the more common side of things in this league these days.

DevinFuture
09-06-2007, 10:16 AM
Yeah. Less than an ounce. Not selling. No violence. Seems like responsible use to me. Certainly better than firing off rounds at a strip club or getting behind the wheel after a lot of drinking. Silly waste of taxpayer money to go after people for possessing a bag of reefer, NBA player or not.

MavsX
09-06-2007, 10:52 AM
Who, this guy?

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h12/acidkidd/dirknowitzki005.jpg


(might be drunk, might be stoned, might have just huffed glue...)





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I'm gonna buy those ear rings for my girlfriend



EDIT: i dont think 75 % of nba players some the cheeba. i would say its above 20% though...

you figure 2-3 guys per team do...2-3 out 15 players...

ty
09-06-2007, 02:27 PM
Would larger players account for two people smoking weed?

rabbitproof
09-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Of 15....

2-3 players smoke it regularly.
3-4 smoke it once in a while.
1-2 hit it a few times a year.

Not sure what the %s work out to.....

DOMINATOR
09-11-2007, 05:32 PM
Reed was released by the rockets today... nothing "official" but i dont see why they would keep him.

DOMINATOR
09-11-2007, 10:25 PM
update: the charges were dropped by the officer
http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070911/NEWS/70911040

hopefully he is dropped from the roster anyway