"Student-athlete welfare is of the utmost importance to the University of Oregon. Similar to many college campuses wrestling with the same issue, the University of Oregon actively works to address potential use of any illegal substance through a combination of education, prevention and enforcement activities. Student-athletes at the University of Oregon are tested for illegal substances to the full extent possible under existing Oregon state law, which prohibits random testing. We continue to work diligently to educate our student-athletes on the harmful impact of illegal substances. In addition, we have articulated our illegal substances policy to our student-athletes and have clearly defined sanctions for a positive test."
The ESPN story quotes several former players at Oregon regarding the use of marijuana in a story entitled We Smoked it All by Sam Alipour. While the story is centered on athletes at Oregon, it also mentions former NFL players Warren Sapp, current NFL player Randy Moss and Dre Kirkpatrick, the top corner back on last year's BCS Champion Alabama squad, all connected to using marijuana in the past.
The ESPN story also alleges a current member of the Oregon football team as using pot but does not identify who was being quoted in the story.
Ducks Issue Statement Regarding Marijuana Use
eDuck Top Stories
Oregon OC Matt Lubick on WednesdayThe Oregon Ducks (2-5, 0-4) will play the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3, 2-3) on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in a game that will kickoff at 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday Oregon offensive…
eDuckWednesday at 2:19 PM
Scout Picks Ducks to Win ConferenceCalling Dillon Brooks the "best player in the conference," Scout.com picks Oregon the win the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball race this season.
Scout CBKWednesday at 2:06 PM
Know Your Foe: Arizona StateWe asked Chris Karpman of Sun Devil Source, Scout.com's ASU site, five questions about the Sun Devils as the Oregon-ASU game nears on Saturday, Oct. 29.
eDuckWednesday at 2:03 PM
Oregon OL Cam Hunt on Oct 25Oregon will take on Arizona State on Saturday at Autzen Stadium starting at 2 p.m. Pacific. On Tuesday, Oregon OL Cam Hunt spoke to media following practice.
eDuckTuesday at 4:10 PM
Oregon WR Charles Nelson on Oct 25On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson answered media question following practice. Oregon is preparing for Arizona State in game that will be played on…
eDuckTuesday at 3:02 PM