Update [2007-4-19 11:10:1 by Skin Patrol]: As Adam Schefter points out, the admission should not be a cause for concern for Amobi Okoye. Also, Okoye visited with the Redskins yesterday (sorry if I forgot to mention that).Hat Tip: Extreme Skins.
Per Pro Football Weekly:
PFW has learned that three potential top-10 picks have admitted to using marijuana. The admissions were recorded during standard interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine administered by the league to every player in attendance and submitted to all 32 teams for review.Gasp Lock your children up! Run away run away! Three young College students have admitted to prior use of marijuana. This puts them in the not-so-exclusive group of nearly half of all 12th graders in 2005 who reported a similar fact. Let the hysteria begin!
Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson, Clemson DE Gaines Adams and Louisville DT Amobi Okoye, according to multiple sources who have watched the interviews, all admitted to using marijuana.
As for Okoye, scouts have a love-hate relationship with him. Some teams who became aware of his admission in the past month have said they did not think it would affect his draft stock at all. Others have deeper concerns about his work ethic, maturity level and fluctuations in his weight.Because rather than basing his work ethic and maturity level on the fact that he graduated from High School at 16 and College at 19, we should focus on his fairly uncontroversial and honest admission of prior marijuana use? Break, give me one. Here's a hilarious quote on Adams:
"It should scare (teams), especially when you see how laid-back (Adams) is in his play," one team official said.Obviously he looks completely blasted. The proof is in the pudding: