Marijuana Involved In Wiggins, Dyson Incident

There are 35 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 28, 2008, titled Marijuana Involved In Wiggins, Dyson Incident. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

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.

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Captain Obvious

Deep River, CT

#22 Jan 28, 2008
I think the driving with a suspended license is the worst change.... Wiggins shows a complete lack of respect of law and safety of others. Kick him off for good!
DMS

Danbury, CT

#23 Jan 28, 2008
I saw a joint once. In college. At UCONN. Spring weekend. It was on the ground. Nobody was near it though.
Chiparock

New Milford, CT

#24 Jan 28, 2008
Wiggins should be suspended for the rest of the season for driving with a suspended license and for having alcohol in the car, not to mention his lack of team responsibilities: showing up late for team meetings and for practice.

Dyson should be penalized 4 games for his being found with alcohol in the car.

I feel sorry for Dougie's family: they were so proud of him and his success. He's throwing away a rare opportunity to shine in the basketball world and be coached by one of the best. East Hartford was proud of its native son; now, he may become an object of pity or disgust.

Way to go, Dougie.
EasternRog

Mansfield Center, CT

#25 Jan 28, 2008
I think a positive test for Wiggins makes him ineligible by rule (3rd offense). I believe that drug use can cause inconsistent play and underachievement. I came to that conclusion while watching El-Amin play and matching it to rumors I heard about him. I don't believe any of this is "high crimes" but I do believe Calhoun tolerates too much of it and that tolerance becomes a destructive force.
Jutan

Gloucester, MA

#26 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....
Jim, I was always told you can take a (blank) out of the country, but you can't take the country out of (blank). Thanks for the more PC version, I can use that one in front of everybody!
Middlefield guy

Roslindale, MA

#27 Jan 28, 2008
The ghetto comment is totally idiotic, but being dismissive of these stupid mistakes shows equal hypocrisy. These kids are being paid to be there with their scholarships. All they need to do is stay out of trouble. They blew this three times. This isnt one offense. Most of us would lay low after one, almost everyone else would after the second, but these full of themselves athletes feel that they are so above the t=law that they are untouchable. They are idiots and they blew it. Now they can go play for a second reate school
Angry Voter wrote:
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.
3_strikes

New Haven, CT

#28 Jan 28, 2008
bye bye dougie.
Splarg

Deep River, CT

#29 Jan 28, 2008
Calhoun has got to stop recruiting these thuglife homies.
RIch

East Hartford, CT

#30 Jan 28, 2008
Maybe Dougie can still go to St. Johns.
Keep Writing on Rowland

United States

#31 Jan 28, 2008
Middlefield guy wrote:
The ghetto comment is totally idiotic, but being dismissive of these stupid mistakes shows equal hypocrisy. These kids are being paid to be there with their scholarships. All they need to do is stay out of trouble. They blew this three times. This isnt one offense. Most of us would lay low after one, almost everyone else would after the second, but these full of themselves athletes feel that they are so above the t=law that they are untouchable. They are idiots and they blew it. Now they can go play for a second reate school
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They were reading Too Many John Rowland stories and thought their pattern of behavior was like Rowland's and good thing happen.
JE DBX

Gaithersburg, MD

#32 Jan 28, 2008
You should have seen the stuff we did in college! Furthermore, you should have seen the trouble we got in! Hey, the kids knew the chances they were taking and so did we... Unfortunately, they are big-time athletes and they risked paying a heavier price than a fine and a "haha" from the sorority girls in the quad. You see, we didn't have an entire state riding on our backs. They do.
Bill

Orrs Island, ME

#33 Jan 29, 2008
Yeah, kids make mistakes but let's not sweep too much under the rug. Our tax money or someone's is giving these kids a full ride and more to UCONN. These kids are prima donnas and that is reinforced by media and UCONN fans themselves.Why do these POOR kids have cars at all? We are paying their freight and they have cars? Where do they get spending money for gas? I hope there is not a stipend as part of the scholarship package. Ah, the good life at Storrs!!!!
shoreliner

East Haven, CT

#34 Jan 29, 2008
an observer wrote:
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You've got to be kidding.
No I am not kidding.

If they test positive for marijuana use, these need to be made an example of.

- They broke the law
- They let their team down

It is high time for Coach Calhoun to send a message to the current and prospective players:

UConn basketball has standards and no matter how good a player you are if you break the rules, you are gone.
an observer

Colchester, CT

#35 Jan 29, 2008
shoreliner wrote:
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No I am not kidding.
If they test positive for marijuana use, these need to be made an example of.
- They broke the law
- They let their team down
It is high time for Coach Calhoun to send a message to the current and prospective players:
UConn basketball has standards and no matter how good a player you are if you break the rules, you are gone.
They already broke the law. They had liquor while underage. Should they be suspended for that. Other than being arbitrarily against the law, marijuana is not much different than alcohol.
shoreliner

East Haven, CT

#36 Jan 30, 2008
an observer wrote:
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They already broke the law. They had liquor while underage. Should they be suspended for that. Other than being arbitrarily against the law, marijuana is not much different than alcohol.
Let me guess: you favor legalizing marijuana?

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