Marijuana Involved In Wiggins, Dyson Incident

UConn police found a small amount of marijuana at the scene Thursday night when UConn basketball players Doug Wiggins and Jerome Dyson were issued other citations. Full Story
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concerned citizen

Jewett City, CT

#1 Jan 28, 2008
A gentleman as Jim Calhoun is - gave these two boys a break of the lifetime and they betrayed him.- They should be kicked off the team- I'm sure their parents are upset also. I know many of us Uconn fans are dissappointed and angry - to think they are blemishing the Uconn name. - let alone their family- friends and their former schools and friends. Get help boys - because I'm sure it's not the first time you have done this horrible act. Get your respect back.
James

New Britain, CT

#3 Jan 28, 2008
Pot is found everywhere. Just because it was found near them does not mean it was theirs. Look around you. It's everywhere. If it was theirs, they would be charged with it. This doesn't even merit mention in the news. Courant find some real news to report.
Observer

Guilford, CT

#4 Jan 28, 2008
Clearly probable cause existed for the drug testing. The rules are clear that athletes are prohibited from drug use and subject to drug testing. If their results indicate illicit drug use-immediately throw them off the team and recind any scholarship monies. The rules are crystal clear, and every athelete knows and agrees to honor the rule when they were accepted to the program. Too bad if they or their supporters don't like it they should have thought of that before the used drugs.
Abe Vigoda

Bristol, CT

#5 Jan 28, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
A gentleman as Jim Calhoun is - gave these two boys a break of the lifetime and they betrayed him.- They should be kicked off the team- I'm sure their parents are upset also. I know many of us Uconn fans are dissappointed and angry - to think they are blemishing the Uconn name.- let alone their family- friends and their former schools and friends. Get help boys - because I'm sure it's not the first time you have done this horrible act. Get your respect back.
Bah... pass me the joint...
shoreliner

East Haven, CT

#6 Jan 28, 2008
Cut them loose and move on.

Marijuana use has no place in life, particularly in sports.
John B

Greenfield, MA

#7 Jan 28, 2008
Hey. These kids are talented. They put a round ball in a round hoop and jump high.

They will enter the NBA and make more money than most of us ever dreamed of. No more sitting in a parked car toking up and swizzling booze.

Well, maybe, but better booze.
Avid Reader

Three Rivers, MA

#8 Jan 28, 2008
As a society, we waste more resources worrying about pot. Criminal defense lawyers, courts, probation officers, counselors of all type and variety, jails, correction officers, DEA. Just legalize it and stop the hypocracy.
great

Wethersfield, CT

#9 Jan 28, 2008
UCONN wins again - spark it up and let's toke some cheese with Doug Wiggins
dashie

New Britain, CT

#10 Jan 28, 2008
Totally irresponsible for the police to release this information and for the courant to publish it.

If you can't prove who's it is then shut up.
an observer

Colchester, CT

#11 Jan 28, 2008
shoreliner wrote:
Cut them loose and move on.
Marijuana use has no place in life, particularly in sports.
You've got to be kidding.
Jim

South Windsor, CT

#12 Jan 28, 2008
It is easy to take a man out of the Ghetto; but it is much harder to take the ghetto out of the man....
Ace

Exeter, NH

#13 Jan 28, 2008
The Wiggins portion of the story regarding his positive tests was helpful and I actually commend Calhoun for protecting his player. However, at this point, rule are rule and they may be better off cutting ties with Wiggins after three strikes (presuming a negative test). If Dyson is positive Calhoun will probably yield to school policy. Either way, keep that stuff to the off season. I personally don't care, but rule are rule regardless of how unnecessary they are for the most part.
Reno

Meriden, CT

#14 Jan 28, 2008
"You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?" - Charles Oakley
Here we go again

Meriden, CT

#15 Jan 28, 2008
I will not get self-rightous. I went to college and I realize that this is not that crazy. This is minor stuff if they were not driving, but when you are in a position where so many people want to see you fail (half the people that post here want to see Uconn fail and be able to be preachy) you can not put yourself, teamates and coach in a position like this. Calhoun now is put in a tough position. He can get these guys back and make all the critics louder or he can be like Norte Dame and suspend them for the year (that is what they did with their star shooting freshmen last year). Watching Uconn's two gutty wins without them made me realize that the players physically need the depth these gaurds bring.
Ace

Exeter, NH

#16 Jan 28, 2008
Meant to type rules are rules. Sorry about that.
four twenty

Wethersfield, CT

#17 Jan 28, 2008
It was totally cool for Calhoun to cover up the initial two drug test failures, but Wiggins should be done if he got nailed a third time. Recreational toking has its place, but athletes need to respect the rules if they're getting a free ride. Another great game tonight, though.
Here we go again

Meriden, CT

#18 Jan 28, 2008
Jim from South Windsor, I went to college in a rural state with no "Ghetto kids" and there was plenty of pot. Believe it or not smoking dope is a common thing for teens and early 20s today and for the last 40 years. Most don't go any farther than that and most stop when they become adults. With that said, when you are in the spotlight you must be better than most. Wiggins looks like he is wearing his welcome then as this is not his first issue. Prediction: 3 more games out for Dyson and 7 more for Wiggins.
thetruth

Cambridge, MA

#19 Jan 28, 2008
Jim wrote:
It is easy to take a man out of the Ghetto; but it is much harder to take the ghetto out of the man....
Dumbest comment i've ever read. Get a clue you moron.
Angry Voter

Rocky Hill, CT

#20 Jan 28, 2008
Funny. Students at UConn don't do these things ever! It's only those scholarship kids from the ghetto! If you are reading and your kid goes to UConn, trust me this is minimal from what occurs and has occurred for a long, long, time every weekend and at many other College Campuses at UConn. It's pittance from what went on during the 60's, 70's and coke crazed 80's. Hypocrates all of you.
Benny

Hartford, CT

#21 Jan 28, 2008
James wrote:
Pot is found everywhere. Just because it was found near them does not mean it was theirs. Look around you. It's everywhere. If it was theirs, they would be charged with it. This doesn't even merit mention in the news. Courant find some real news to report.
I know what you mean. I see pot on the sidewalk all the time, not to mention when I'm walking through a parking lot. How can people sell this stuff for actual money when it's EVERYWHERE! Why don't people just pick it up?!?!

Yeah, you are a moron. Hope to see you in the Darwin Awards soon.

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