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Iowa State Athlete Busted

Athletes and recreational drugs seem like a cliché combination. But for college football player Willie Scott, carrying only a tenth of a gram of illegal pot was enough to get him booted from his starting position on Iowa State University’s team – indefinitely.

It was just an average night for the defensive end. Scott was driving along in his 2002 Nissan Altima, enjoying some THC leaves he had scored somewhere, when a University police car started following him, lights flashing. Apparently, Scott’s headlights were burned out.

According to reports, when the officer approached Scott’s car, the smell was the first thing he noticed. When he approached the window, the officer noticed the pot leaves lying in plain view on Scott’s lap. Further investigation revealed that the leaves were indeed marijuana. Looks like the headlights weren’t the only thing burned out that night.

Needless to say, the Florida native got a quick education on how our beloved Iowa really feels about its residents using marijuana. Scott was arrested with possession charges. In spite of the small amount he was carrying, he was charged with a serious misdemeanor – an offense that carries with it a minimum $315 charge and possible incarceration of up to a year.

As if that weren’t enough, Scott’s coach, Paul Rhoads, decided to impose punishment of his own. Rhoads suspended the defensive end from the team. It’s all part of Rhoads’ strategy to train his boys to be community leaders. With drugs ruining so many athletic careers each year, it’s understandable why Coach would be hard on the boy.

The suspension will commence following an important game on April 20. Its term is indefinite.

Scott is a junior at the university, set to graduate next year. It is currently unclear what impact the drug-related suspension will have on any future football plans, or whether Scott will attempt to transfer to a more drug-tolerant school.


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