Marijuana drug use prevalent among Oregon football players

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A marijuana drug culture prevalent throughout college football is an especially big issue at Oregon, where a number of former and current players say that 40 to 60 percent of the football team’s athletes smoke weed, ESPN The Magazine reported.

Players interviewed for the investigative story said that weed is a regular means of entertainment—no different than video games. One player said a number of members of the team smoked before last season’s Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin, and the use is most prevalent in the offseason after winter conditioning.

“In a weird way,” said former player Reuben Droughns, “it helps you bond.” Ex-Duck Onterrio Smith called it “happy times.”

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