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Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Posted on: April 18, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 3:10 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, former Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett has had some stunning confessions in the lead-up to the NFL draft. As Pro Football Weekly reports, Mallett has admitted to using drugs to prospective employers.

Yet, he struck a different tone while talking to KRJ radio in Seattle earlier today, when Mallett described why he felt he got a raw deal from’s Albert Breer in a previous story that discussed some teams’ concerns about his off-field activities.

Said Mallett (via : “Because Albert [Breer] doesn’t know me. Yeah, Albert doesn’t know me and Albert’s never been around me. Albert doesn’t know what kind of guy I am. That’s why I love these visits, being around the team, so they can see what kind of guy I am and what kind of person I am because all these reports about all this other stuff is mind boggling to me. I don’t know where he gets his information, but to me he got false information.”

Which naturally transitions us into today’s PFW report about Mallett's supposed drug use. One GM told PFW’s Nolan Nawrocki that it was the first time he ever heard a draftee admit that, and a league executive told him that he wouldn’t take Mallett at any point in the draft.

For the record, Breer’s story ran in early January, and the mention of Mallett’s off-field activities was 17 words long.

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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:43 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Isn't that the Josh Hamilton who nearly flushed his own life down the toilet? This, you want from an NFL QB? Not me--if you can't lead, then get out of the way. It's one thing to take risks, it's another when you're the man. It's not the drugs, it's that it's all about HIM. Always has been, always will be. Annoying enough in a WR or an OF, death in a QB.

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:42 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Looks to me like he did just what Gruden told him to do. Confront the issue do not dance around it, put it behind you now.

The story is lame, no details other than Mallett comes out, another sorry ass excuse for reporting.

Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:40 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

can someone name a college or NFL player who hasnt done drugs? 

More approipriate question: was he a consumer or dealer?

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:36 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

I didn't need to know about Mallett's drug use to throw him off my board several weeks ago. All I needed to do was watch a couple of his interviews. While Cam Newton only strikes me as a fellow with disturbing narcissistic tendencies, Ryan Mallett, like Terrell Owens, comes off as a thorough-going narcissist. Now, whereas T.O.'s act has proven tough enough to swallow from a HOF talent at the game's most fragile position, it's a pool of water surrounded by sun-bleached cattle skulls to this explorer. Best just to turn one's eyes and mosey along, seeking to quench one's thirst elsewhere.

Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:34 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Actually he never denied it leading up to this point. He would change the subject or refuse to answer the questions. Obviously you don't get the issue. He had enough integrity to admit to doing it, unlike 90% of the athletes in the NFL who never admit to doing anything wrong. Ray Lewis killed someone, Brett Favre 'sexually harrassed' multiple women, Shawn Merriman used steroids, the list could go on and on. Mallett is the only guy to admit to doing anything that was not 100% legal and now his reputation and integrity are shot? It's a pretty sad day in America when you can admit to your mistakes and your integrity comes into question. Some team will draft him and get a steal.

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:27 pm

Mallett Might Be Alright

The more I read about Mallett's responses to others the more I like him. Of course that he took drugs is a minor negative...better question, how frequent of a thing was this? But Mallett clearly has a chip on his shoulder and an attitude. Either he will be a failure because he feels entitled or he will use that chip to his benefit. I can see him being the next Big Ben, Phillip Rivers or Jay Cutler. He could be a great winner, he could be a jerk, he could get in trouble with the law, he could win a Super Bowl...The point is that he has an attitude...I like that...but it will lead him to great success or abysmal failure...such is the life of an NFL QB...

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:26 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

I think the whole story needs to come out and Mallett needs to spin this correctly.  If they would have dug a little deeper they would have uncovered that Mallett actually purchased the drugs from teammates that needed to money to buy guns.  What a team player!

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:24 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

   It was NOT a good business decision - didn't have to be this way. He will lose MILLIONS as he drops to the second or third or fourth round. He could have been a top second round choice - with the appropiate contract.
   You know, it's not always right - or smart to offer the truth to those who do not know what to do with it.

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:19 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

If ever player that has done drugs was banned from the NFL then we would no longer have NFL football.

Ray Lewis can murder someone but Mallet can't smoke some weed? 

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

He also admitted to having two arms and a head. I think it's safe to say we all knew he had used drugs, but he's far from the only one in this draft to have done so.

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