He’s 23. He’s rich. And, as it so happens, he is probably one of the most famous athletes in the world since kicking everyone’s ass in the summer olympics last year. Why not smoke a bowl at a party, for cryin’ out loud!!??!! Hell, I’m none of those things and I’m more than happy to clear a tube every now and then!
What sucks is, now everyone is coming down on him.
“He let the kids down,” they say.
“His image is tainted,” they snicker.
“Get the fuck out of here with all that bullshit,” is what I say. I get that it’s not legal. As dumb as our current drug policy is; the fact does remain that it’s illegal. Just like driving too fast is. So is not using your turn signal. And jay-walking.
And while I’m on the “moving violations” bit…let’s go ahead and address the DUI he got when he was 19. Did you ever hear about that last summer? Me either.
Because it’s weed the guy’s image is ruined. And I feel bad for him. I do, though, feel great for the pot-smokers of the world. I mean, if the world’s most decorated athlete of all-time (as far as Olympic medals go, anyway) can smoke a little bud, maybe there’s hope for the rest of us. It just goes to show that “Reefer Madness” is nothing more than a bunch of crap.