HoopsHype David Harrison rumors
But then I think about David Harrison. He's one of the greatest basketball players in University of Colorado history, 13th all time in scoring, ninth in rebounding. He was ahead of the curve too, outspoken about NBA players smoking pot, which he did primarily for pain relief due to a shoulder injury (and also because, well, pot makes people feel awesome). But he's now a 7-foot pariah. After serving a five-game suspension for pot use, and actually being league-mandated to go to rehab for pot, his NBA career flamed out. "They don't see me as a commodity. They kind of see me as a crazy person, I guess," said the 31-year-old Harrison, who's holding onto his fleeting NBA dream. " 'The Hunger Games' is pretty much an anecdote of being an athlete. Gladiators. You show disdain for the government or the rules, they're going to make an example out of you the best they can, to teach the thousands of people watching on TV the lesson they're trying to teach you." Denver Post
"With me and other athletes caught using drugs, you get labeled as a problem. 'He's crazy. He can't do this or that,' " Harrison said. "At the end of the day, I'm still going to be mad about the money I missed out on, but it's a changing thing, it's ever-changing, the law, and eventually we'll see how stupid it is to spend (millions of dollars) to put people in jail for smoking a plant. "At the end of the day, it's all about money (in sports), and who makes it. Marijuana isn't making the majority of these people money yet, and the second that they can, you'll see the restrictions come down. It's all about money. It's always about money." Denver Post
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