12 Auburn Players failed tests for synthetic pot, but the university kept it quiet because the team was undefeated
The champions of the 2010 college football wagering season, the Auburn Tigers, had a drug problem, according to a YouWager news source. A problem with a drug that was not actually illegal. Smoking a drug commonly called ‘Spice’ was, for a time, very popular among people who could not manage, for a variety of reasons, to acquire or smoke, real marijuana. Apparently, the popularity of fake weed extended to college campuses and even to football champions.
While it might have been difficult to police a drug that was, at the time, completely legal, and available at many ‘head shops’ all over the country, the real scandal for Auburn University may be the fact that players have now admitted that they knew the school would not do anything about it, because of the incredible success the team was enjoying in the 2010 college football betting season. Winning is just about everything, as many sports slogans will attest. As John Wayne said, portraying a football coach, in the 1953 movie, Trouble Along the Way, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”
While some athletes, like Lance Armstrong, have admitted to using illegal stimulants to gain an advantage in sporting events, some U.S citizens are concerned about the rights of individuals. Should the contents of a person’s body really be common knowledge for the general public?
At a winning school, an athlete’s physical condition is no longer his own private property, apparently. Auburn is the 12th highest-ranked school in the history of FBS college football, with more than 700 wins. When the Auburn Tigers meet Alabama’s Crimson Tide, the current NCAA champions, for the Iron Bowl, it’s one of the most intense sports rivalries on the planet, for YouWager’s serious college football bettors.
In March of 2010, Jay Jacobs, Director of Athletics, risked an extremely negative reaction when he hired Gene Chizik from Iowa State. Jacobs was vindicated two years later when Chizik won the BCS National Championship.
Some of YouWager’s NFL football betting fans have jokingly suggested that the coach might have wanted everyone on the team to smoke Spice. Given their unbelievable run, a head coach might not want to mess with success, they said. The idea has some merit.
The University of Auburn did not begin testing for the drug until after the team won the national championship, in January of 2011. Because of the delay, many players that used the drug were never caught. It took some time to incorporate drugs that were not illegal into Auburn’s official policy on substance abuse. So there’s no way now of knowing now if smoking if Spice inspired Cam Newton’s amazing success in the NCAA. As YouWager’s serious football bettors will remember, on December 11, 2010, Newton was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the year’s most outstanding college football player, and went pro immediately. The Trophy is named for John Heisman, who coached at Auburn from 1895 until 1899. During his first season at Auburn, Newton led the top-ranked Tigers to an incredible 13–0 record and the 2010 National Championship Title.
Dakota Mosley, a tight end on that team, blew 7 weekly tests in a row and nothing happened. Mosley told Youwager’s source, “The whole time, I was thinking, ‘They can’t do nothing about the spice.”
Often called “Running Back U” by hardcore YouWager football bettors, Auburn has several former stars in the NFL. Michael Dyer, Auburn’s star running back, also failed a test for the synthetic drug.
Some articles claimed the drug, called “Spice” on the street, could produce paranoid delusions, hallucinations, and, in some instances, death. Unfortunately, young people say much of the information that has been released about drugs in the last few decades has been filled with exaggeration and in some cases, outright lies. For this reason, unfortunately, many skeptics rejected the early warnings about the artificial cannabis products. While these products did produce some of the sensations users call the “high,” there were some horrible side effects and physical reactions for frequent users. High blood pressure, hair loss, and in some case, seizures, were documented.
Now, attorneys are attempting to blame these drugs for a violent crime committed by four Auburn players. The players were connected to what YouWager’s source has classified as a “home invasion robbery.” In an effort to demonize the influence of drugs, Antonio Goodwin, one of the Auburn players charged in the crime, admitted to a YouWager’s source, “Half the team probably smoked spice.”
The school also has other scandals to deal with. YouWager’s source says Mike Mcneil, a star safety, will appear next week in a trial to testify on allegations that the school changed grades to maintain player eligibility, an obvious violation of NCAA rules.