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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hog news: drugs and guns

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Why does sports news often seem to sound more like the police blotter?

DRUGS: Sports talk shows were buzzing this morning with news that former Hog quarterback Ryan Mallett, hoping for an NFL draft bonanza, has been telling NFL teams that he has "used drugs" in the past. This is seen as a come-clean move to deal with negative buzz about Mallett earlier and is seen by many as a positive PR step.

Here's a typical take from the sports blog world. Count me among those less than shocked if a 20-something college student confessed to smoking marijuana. Or drank a beer before reaching the age of 21, also a legal offense. I confess to both.

BUT NOW THERE'S THIS: Mallett reportedly canceled a recent meeting with one NFL team claiming to be sick, though he'd been seen out on the town late the night before.

PISTOL WHIPPING: Less a laughing matter is the news that former Hog basketball player Oliver Miller was arrested for pistol whipping another man at a Maryland barbecue. A 9-mm Glock was believed used in the attack. He faces a string of charges.

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