Antonio Cromartie was apparently using the royal “we” when referring to smoking marijuana.
Shortly after reports surfaced from his interview with rapper 50 Cent’s website that indicated he thought enforcing a marijuana ban was futile — saying “we’re just going to do it anyway” — he quickly took to Twitter to clarify his stance.
The interview that I did on the weed policy, I never said We're I said tht Players will smoke anyway. I don't smoke so I don't care about it—
ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) February 05, 2014
“And for my followers I don’t smoke and I haven’t smoked anything in my life,” he added in another tweet. “I never seen the need too [sic].”
It’s a predictable hand-washing excuse, but whether Cromartie himself smokes or not isn’t the point.
The point is that plenty of players are, whether the league tests for it or not.