Oct 7, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill (15) runs onto the field during player introductions before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeated Green Bay 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Suspended Indianapolis Colts LaVon Brazill for Marijuana


Late last month, the NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, but they didn’t announce how he violated it.

The Indianapolis Star though says Brazill was suspended due to a failed marijuana test.

Per Bob Kravitz:

To me, LaVon Brazill is a somewhat different story, and if I was Grigson, I would take a harder line with the second-year wide receiver.Admittedly, what Lefeged did was far more dangerous than what Brazill did, which, sources tell me, was testing positive for smoking marijuana. Lefeged’s indiscretion involved drinking, drugs and guns. Brazill was only guilty of doing what millions of Americans do on a semi-regular basis.

As Kravitz later mentions in his piece, a four game ban for marijuana means you have to caught multiple times, so Brazill has been on the wrong end of the league’s substance abuse policy more than once.

The hand stance presented by Kravitz suggests that the Colts should simply cut Brazill, however, that’s unlikely to happen at this point. Though, he clearly has put a target upon himself if his performance in training camp isn’t up to par.

Tags: Indianapolis Colts LaVon Brazill

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Kyle/100001700224506 Malcolm Kyle

    MARIJUANA IS USED BY THE MAJORITY OF TOP SPORTS PEOPLE EVERYWHERE:

    “Everybody thinks that if you did this random testing you’d catch so many guys on PEDs. No, you’d catch more of the guys on marijuana. So [we've got] 475 guys under contract and 400 of them would be out with marijuana [suspensions].”

    —Dana White, president of the UFC.

    “At least a good 50 [US] Olympic athletes use marijuana regularly before they stop in time for testing.”

    —Stephany Lee

    “I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason”

    —Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin’s ESPN show.

    “You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?”

    —Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)

    “I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana,”

    —WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam

    * Even many of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa’s cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.