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Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Posted on: September 23, 2011 3:15 pm
Marvin Lewis says Antony Collins "wasn't involved in anything at all." (AP/ US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It appears that the only thing Anthony Collins is guilty of is bad timing. The Bengals offensive lineman happened to be at teammate Jerome Simpson's home earlier this week when authorities showed up and detained and questioned them both.

This all had to do with another person at the Simpson's house signing for a package that contained 2.5 pounds of high-grade marijuana from California. No arrests were made at the time, but according to, police allegedly found six more pounds of marijuana inside Simpson's home.

On Friday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis cleared Collins of any wrongdoing.

"The only thing I know is that Anthony Collins wasn't involved in anything at all," Lewis said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "The other thing (the investigation of Simpson), I'm not allowed to comment about anything so we'll just move forward and get ready to play football."

Collins released a statement Friday through his attorney (via the Enquirer):
This past Tuesday morning I stopped by the house of my teammate, Jerome Simpson, on my way to the stadium. While I was at his home, several law enforcement officers unexpectedly entered the house. I had no idea what it was about and after identifying myself and speaking to the officers, they let me go on my way.

Unfortunately I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, I do want to take this opportunity to let my fans, friends and family know that I had no part in the reported activities at Jerome’s home. I have done nothing wrong and I have not been charged with doing anything wrong. So far as I know, I am no longer a part of any investigation.

In due time, I am confident that authorities will clear my name and announce I am not a person of interest and my name will be completely cleared from Tuesday’s incident. In the meantime, my focus will continue to be on playing football and helping my teammates, coaches and the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals organization have a successful 2011 season.'s Geoff Hobson tweeted that Simpson was excused from practice Friday and thinks it's "highly doubtful" Simpson will play this weekend.

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:12 am

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:38 pm
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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 12:19 pm

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

@cntstopfire...Where did you pull that stat that marijuana sales make up 48% of the Mexican cartels income, out of your rear?  No one smokes that Mexican bs anymore.  The cartels make their money off coke and heroin.  Most of the Marijuana in the U.S. comes from Canada or is grown here. 

Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:26 am

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Addiction is a chemical imbalance caused in the brain by a drug to make you dependent on that drug. Pot doesnt have any of those characteristics to casue the brain to be chemical unbalanced to cause dependence. It is however an habitual activity, but the same could be said about anyhting that is done routienly more then 20 days in a row. Some peole take vicitan for pain others smoke pot. Lets not forget what these guys do for a living and that their bodies and minds are consistantly pushed to the limit. You may not see a need for it, but the same could be said about relgion. Its important to understand what may work for you may not work for others and vise versa.  I do agree that it supports terroism. Marajuana sales in the US make up 48% or the Mexican Cartels income and it is the larget most profitable product on the black market. Its a shame we dont leagleize and and have it distubuted by the government like booz. Less funding to the wrong people. More funding towards our country's economy. As far as moral fber goes, get off your high hourse, if everyone follwed rules and religion to the T this would be a different world. Who many times have you sinned today or justified breaking the law becasue you dont agree with it. Speed to work? Did you stop beofre you made that right on red? Have you ever stopped on the side of the road to help change a tire? Our moral fiber was disrupted when we decided to commit genocide to a plant we have no business destroying. 

Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 9:38 am

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

There are people in this world who can successfully and recreationally use drugs, just as there are social drinkers who can have one or two and have a good time without becoming drunk.  But just as the social drinker can and often does evolve into an alcoholic by consuming more to get the party buzz until the time a DUI arrest provides a necessary wakeup call (hopefully, but not always), a drug user often becomes an addict.  The disease of addiction is pervasive, all around you if you just look.  All drugs are addictive, in that they cause a chemical reaction in your brain that you feel the need to duplicate and require more to sustain that first high.  The addiction process is what's so destructive.  Go to any AA or NA meeting to see the long-term (sometimes not so long) effects of drug use, even a "harmless" drug like pot.  Additionally, drugs are illegal, criminals sell them and people who do not want to do our country any good import them to finance their criminal and terrorist activities and get the bonus of destroying our moral fiber so that we are weak and lack the will to defeat them.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 9:30 am

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Actually Tetzinator, a lot of great things have come from drugs.
While you may not agree with them, Jimi Hendrix, 

Duh Didn't Jimmy die at age 27 froman OD? If that is a great thing then OK!!

I may agree that some pot won't kill you.....BUT..... it can be a gateway drup to stronger, deadly drugs, it is ilegal, organized crime is heavily involnved in selling and distributing drugs, guys who have a real career in the NFL shouldn't be stupid a-hooles selling drugs!  Just saying! 

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:36 am

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Yeah, we owe 14 trillion dollars or so.  That would require significant pot sales, even at the 100% tax you mentioned.

In addition to that, all that money going to pot taxes would seriously cut into money spent for food (aka munchies) and therefore the economy would suffer greatly from funneling that trillion out of the economy to pay government debt.

Lastly, you are absolutely correct on there still being a secondary market.  Lots of pills are available by prescription.  That doesn't mean they also don't get sold under the counter.  If drugs were legal, you could by a certain amount for a period of time.  If you wanted more, you'd still have to go to your local pot dealer (or just walk around Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco).  Unless the price were so low through legal means that a secondary market would make no sense, legalization wouldn't change much at all. 

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 1:03 am

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

Wasn't Charlie Sheen banging 7 gram rocks, and finishing them? All the while he was "winning".

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: September 23, 2011 11:48 pm

Anthony Collins: I was in wrong place, wrong time

do the bengals pick winners or what. seriously this is crazy.

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