Here is the second installment of Athletes Who Smoke: you can read part I here.
Some naysayers are convinced that pot usage makes you lazy and stupid. Tell these very-famous athletes that. We dare you.
1. Ross Rebagliati
1998 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Rebagliati was nicknamed “Dime-Bagliati” after he was stripped of his medal when he tested positive for THC. He was given back his medal when officials discovered that marijuana was not, in fact, a banned substance on the IOC’s list. Rebagliati now runs a dispensary in Vancouver and is living the life of a proud pot aficionado. http://www.hightimes.com/read/ross-rebagliati-high-times-interview
2. Santonio Holmes
Super Bowl MVP champion Santonio Holmes was arrested in October 2008 for pot possession. Holmes admitted he sold drugs in his hometown of Bell Glade, FL before his ascent to NFL super-stardom. Holmes said his pot-smoking days are behind him in an apology issued after he missed a game, stating that he wished to "focus all of [his] efforts on helping our team win on the field and achieve its ultimate goal.”
3. Jason Williams
NBA Champion Jason Williams, a.k.a. “White Chocolate”, was banned from the University of Florida in 1998 after failing three drug tests. When Williams went pro, his love of pot didn't diminish—he was suspended for five games in 2000 after failing to comply with a drug treatment program set up by the NBA.
4. Damon Stoudamire
1996 NBA Rookie of the Year Stoudamire was arrested in 2002 for speeding and driving under the influence of marijuana. A few months later, he was arrested for pot possession, and suspended for three months by the Portland Blazers. He was sent to rehab for 90 days, and passed all of his subsequent drug tests. Yeah, Blazers!
5. Mark Stepnoski
A two-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, Stepnoski is a member of NORML, publicly advocating the legalization of marijuana. A real cowboy if ever there was one.
6. Dock Ellis
1971 World Champion pitcher Dock Ellis famously threw a no-hitter while high on LSD, and was a badass baseball player who didn’t take shit from anyone. He also, most assuredly, smoked a lot of pot, we think.
7. Corie Blount
Chicago Bull Corie Blount was arrested in 2008 for possession of 29 pounds of marijuana in Ohio. Blount told the judge that it was for personal use, to which the judge said, "Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much.” We could easily prove that judge wrong.
8. Stephany Lee
American wrestler Stephany Lee missed the 2012 Olympics because she tested positive for marijuana. Lee said, “It's better for you to be a pothead than it is to be an alcoholic. It's better for you to be a pothead than it is to be a crackhead. It's better for you to be a pothead than it is for you to be a meth-head. You don't go on rampages and do all kinds of crazy stuff when you are just a stoner. You just chill." Tell ‘em, girl.