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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 NFL.com’s Albert Breer in a previous story that discussed some teams’ concerns about his off-field activities.

Said Mallett (via sportsradiointerviews.com) : “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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Comments

Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

While marijuana itself isn't particularly dangerous itself, it is illegal for a reason. That reason is because some of the users really begin to crave the high that marijuana brings, eventually to the point that pot isn't strong enough, which turns them to stronger drugs like coke, heroin, other narcotics, etc. Marijuana isn't just a "good time" drug like it might be seen on That 70s show, it is where an overwhelming number of drug addiction in this country begins.

Absolutely false. Smoked weed from 13 to 21 hard. Never "experimented" with any drug and once I stopped smoking weed havent had a "craving" for it. Nobody I know who I smoked with during those times ever hit anything harder either. Cant say the same for those IO know who started smoking cigs instead. Please stop passing big tabaccos propoganda.



Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

I'm kind of surprised that he left Ann Arbor for Arkansas. I don't know much about Arkansas but I do know that A2 has the largest "Pot Party" in the world, better known around here as the Hash Bash!! I'm sure that he will come back every once in a while just to enjoy the festivities.



Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

I'm kind of surprised that he left Ann Arbor for Arkansas. I don't know much about Arkansas but I do know that A2 has the largest "Pot Party" in the world, better known around here as the Hash Bash!! I'm sure that he will come back every once in a while just to enjoy the festivities.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Sir don't preach.  Your reply is a stretch at best.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

gmag, I'm with you all the way when it comes to Mallett taking heat for something half the NFL players probably partake in as well. But don't make the mistake of saying something like marijuana being harmless. While marijuana itself isn't particularly dangerous itself, it is illegal for a reason. That reason is because some of the users really begin to crave the high that marijuana brings, eventually to the point that pot isn't strong enough, which turns them to stronger drugs like coke, heroin, other narcotics, etc. Marijuana isn't just a "good time" drug like it might be seen on That 70s show, it is where an overwhelming number of drug addiction in this country begins.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

This is the one guy stupid enough to admit this to a team official prior to the draft, but truth be told, I doubt Mallett's off field transgressions really put him at either end of the spectrum.  I'm guessing there are 50-75% just like him, but who are collectively smart enough to keep their mouths shut.  If anything, for the QB position, it speaks volumes about his intelligence and decision making skills, which are obviously lacking.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

If this is about Marijuana use, (and the story doesn't specify what drug/drugs he admitted taking) it should not make a lick of difference to most G.M.'s.  WHO CARES???  As was pointed out previously, he ain't the only dog to pee on that fire hydrant and be on his way to the NFL.If smoking some weed is grounds for being blackballed, your pool of "talent" just shrunk by half.    Society in general, and the U.S. in particular, including the NFL, are complete hypocrites when it comes to judging those who either experiment with pot or use it medicinally.  Booze kills millions, and no one blinks.  NO ONE has ever died from smoking a little Marijuana.  Good luck to the Mallett kid.



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

This actually raises my opinion of Mallett a lot. Kind of like how Kobe had to "own up" to his slur the other day, and wound up GAINING some respect because of it. Its always rare when an athlete accepts responisbility, and it seems to be a quality of the best ones. Mallet may be the real deal, especially since expectations may not be very high.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

I'm not sure why any of this is very surprising to anyone.  If we all go way back in our memory banks, there was a lot of talk regarding Mallett's alcohol AND drug use during his escort out of Michigan.  As the story goes, he said he was leaving due to the offense while others were whispering that he didn't have a choice due to the aforementioned topic.

Long story short, this shouldn't be a surprise and other than a very few NFL team scouting departments, that actually show any level of dignity, he's "in play" for about 90+% of all the NFL teams.  Anything else would be hypocritical (and for a few of the "more zealous persuasion"... racist).  Please see Harvin, Tate, McCoy, Hernandez, etc., etc., etc., just to name a few. 



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Report: Mallett admits drug use to NFL teams

Mallet is the best QB in this draft. He's not as mobile as Newton, Gabbert, or Locker but he's proven that as a passer he's well ahead of those guys. His big downfall is the drug history. All the teams that need QB's don't care about ego because every player has one. If you were drafting would you take a guy on future potential and running ability or a guy who can already get the ball too your wideouts?


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