Jay Gruden: Rookie busted with weed made “terrible mistake”

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Washington coach Jay Gruden said he has talked to rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland, but didn’t specify any punishment he might face after being cited for possession of marijuana.

I addressed it with him,” Gruden said, via Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com. “We’ll keep the conversation between us. But he’s well aware of what he has to do to get it fixed. We just have to move forward. And hopefully he learns from a terrible mistake.

“It’s disappointing. He’s a young kid. He’s had a great camp. This is a little hiccup, a bump in the road for him that he has a to learn from that a lot of kids go through at his age. He’ll learn from it.”

Breeland didn’t have much to say, other than he had talked to Gruden and General Manager Bruce Allen.

“The conversation that we had, we would like to keep it private, he said. “I will deal with the consequences like everyone else who [has] gotten a citation.”

The citation will likely land Breeland in Stage I of the league’s substance abuse program, though a first offense wouldn’t trigger a suspension.

The fourth-rounder was busted Monday night, the day before they broke camp in Richmond.

30 responses to “Jay Gruden: Rookie busted with weed made “terrible mistake”

  1. A mistake is dropping your keys for forgetting your phone as you run out the door. Actively possessing an illegal drug knowing full well it is against the law, league rules, and getting drug tested for it is NOT a mistake. Terrible error in judgement or terrible values perhaps, but this is not merely a mistake. He made the decision to smoke and use the drug. Although it SHOULD be legal, it currently is not in Washington.

  2. The terrible mistake is that the league still vilifies weed to the extent it does.

    While at the same time shoving mass quantities of opioid painkillers down player throats and penalizing domestic violence violations far less than weed violations.

    SMH

  3. Who needs a Wunderlic?

    “The fourth-rounder was busted Monday night, the day before they broke camp in Richmond.”

    Usually, it is before and after camp coaches have to worry about this stuff…

  4. What nobody seems to know is that you don’t get 4 games for a first offense in substance abuse. You get put into Stage I, with possibly a fine of 1-2 game checks. The 4 game suspension comes after several transgressions.

  5. He really loves weed! Fred Davis loves weed, Trent Williams used to love weed. Tynard Jackson will alway love weed. It doesn’t matter about the fame or money….It’s about being in love with ‘Mary Jane!”

  6. So if he was drafted by seattle or denver, this same activity would not be.. a terrible mistake?

  7. can’t wait to see (in a very short few years) NFL players on the field smoking between downs…

    wow man, look at that guy ‘run, or pass or catch the ball…
    look at the lights on the scoreboards…

    how bout them cheerleaders…

    lol

  8. You ever make it through an NFL training camp? You ever make it through an NFL training camp, ON WEEEED?

  9. Like all other NFL fans, I love the idea of paying $250 a ticket to watch people drop easy passes and fall asleep on the sidelines.

  10. Number One–the NFLPA needs to sit down with the Fuhrer & demand that the CBA is amended here. Add more punishment to more serious infractions like domestic violence as a trade off. It’s just out of control how many players are getting suspended & losing paychecks b/c of something that is less harmful than alcohol or tobacco. The union & the NFL are well aware that marijuana usage is ‘at least’ fairly common if not prevalent among NFL players.

    Is anyone else amazed at how few NBA players get suspended for smoking marijuana??? I seriously doubt the testing is anywhere close to as stringent & frequent to what the what the NFL’s testing is like.

    Number Two–Politicians need to stop living in the past (Prohibition ended in 1933) & just legalize the drug already. Just enforce it in cases where someone is driving under the influence like alcohol. Done.

  11. RegisHawk says: Aug 14, 2014 1:15 PM

    What nobody seems to know is that you don’t get 4 games for a first offense in substance abuse. You get put into Stage I, with possibly a fine of 1-2 game checks. The 4 game suspension comes after several transgressions.

    Regis,

    It should be nothing if the person is not operating a vehicle. No fines, no punishments. If the athlete’s use of marijuana is effecting the his performance in practice or in games then it should be up to the team to make a decision of whether they want that player to be on the team. If the player wants help b/c he has become too reliant on the drug then he has plenty of options available to him to get the necessary counseling/help.

    I don’t even get high anymore but I strongly believe that the days of drug testing for marijuana at any workplace in this country needs to end ASAP. It’s a joke & it’s time for our government to take it’s head out of the sand & just legalize pot already.

  12. Son, you made a terrible mistake: Weed is **dangerous**.

    Now get back in there and put your ligaments, bones and brain at risk for our amusement.

  13. ghost26 says: I don’t even get high anymore but I strongly believe that the days of drug testing for marijuana at any workplace in this country needs to end ASAP.
    ———-
    I agree that it should be legalized, but just like other drugs, there are jobs (Air Controllers, Police, Military…) that require you remain sober. Pot stays in your system for a while, and I want my ATC to be 100% sober when directing my aircraft where to go. Just because a drug is legal does not mean all jobs should allows it use. Not everthing is so simple, unless of course your high…

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