As most Buffalo Bills fans know Nigel Bradham just recently got pulled over at 2 a.m. and was charged with possession of marijuana. The charge seemed to outrage some people such as BLD’s own John Starba who felt that this situation calls for at least a team suspension, even if the league scoffs at it.
Anyone that has ever smoked marijuana knows that it does not instantly turn you into a blood thirsty criminal who must seek a rape victim. Marijuana is a natural and relaxing herb with minimal side effects compared to the prescription drugs aimed at the same results. It is also not a performance enhancing drug, unless of course you count being ‘happy’ performance enhancing.
Nigel Bradham got pulled over for an illegal tint violation, which in my opinion is harmful to absolutely nobody. The fact that you can get pulled over for your windows being too dark is just like being pulled over for your skin being too dark. Then to be put through the legal system for taking a naturally forming medication that pacifies its user? It is complete madness.
When the police pull over peaceful citizens minding their own business, even though they have created no danger for those around them, that is wrong on so many levels. If Nigel Bradham was street racing in a heavily populated area while shooting a pistol out the window I would better understand a criminal charge.
Even if he’s a professional athlete held to higher standards, marijuana is NOT and will never be a drug that turns you into a maniac and makes you destroy everything in your path. I’m afraid that is alcohol’s job (and that is completely legal). In a world of violent psychopaths and deranged individuals, we are detaining the peaceful and calm members of society for smoking a plant that grows as naturally as corn. In my eyes Nigel Bradham may not have been doing the right thing, but he wasnt hurting anybody and that is no crime to me. The cops that pulled him over for having the darkness are the real criminals, and until Nigel Bradham does something truly bad to those around him we should let him blaze that shit all day. What do you guys think?