Buccaneers have no comment about video of Vernon Hargreaves smoking

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Earlier this month, a video surfaced of Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham lounging with what looked like a blunt while a woman cut white powder into lines nearby and kicked off a discussion about his future with the team.

Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is the subject of a similar video this week. Multiple outlets have shared a video posted on social media that shows Hargreaves taking a drag off a cigarette or joint before blowing smoke into the camera. The video was posted to an Instagram account with a similar username as the one Hargreaves uses for his official account and the fake account has since been deleted.

Among the things that aren’t known is when the video was shot, what Hargreaves is smoking or what the cornerback says about it as Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that he could not be reached for comment on Wednesday morning. The Buccaneers had no comment about the video when notified of its existence.

Hargreaves missed the final seven games of last season with a hamstring injury and moved from the outside to slot corner last season after struggling early in the year. Head coach Dirk Koetter called Hargreaves “a big part of what we do” on defense earlier this week.

26 responses to “Buccaneers have no comment about video of Vernon Hargreaves smoking

  1. I guess I believe in what a guy does on his own time is his business. But to put yourself in this situation, with financially what’s at stake…Is nothing but stupidity.

  2. Please legalize marijuana so we can quit caring whether or not adults are enjoying themselves. We don’t publicize every time a player has a beer…I think we can stop publicizing every time they have a joint (in due time) as well. It’s 2018. It’s time to move on from illogical laws created in the 1920’s.

  3. People really need to get a life these days instead of policing players. In the old days, players used to smoke during games, and everyone saw them doing it. Now, people are worried about if guys are smoking during the off-season (weed or otherwise) but don’t care when they are taking opioids during the year to play. Quite the irony.

  4. wow…..what part don’t they get……work 10 years and your set for life…. then party if you need to….

  5. Hargreaves missed the final seven games of last season with a hamstring injury and moved from the outside to slot corner last season after struggling early in the year.

    I’m sure this wasn’t what the Bucs envisioned when they picked him at #11. His scouting report said Hargreaves possesses the football makeup to become a Pro Bowl cornerback.
    He sure hasn’t performed at this level and if this video amounts to anything they may regret selecting him…if they don’t already.

  6. lionsfan123 says:

    March 28, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Please legalize marijuana so we can quit caring whether or not adults are enjoying themselves. We don’t publicize every time a player has a beer…I think we can stop publicizing every time they have a joint (in due time) as well. It’s 2018. It’s time to move on from illogical laws created in the 1920’s.
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    If it was only that easy. The problem is old money = ALCOHOL, TOBACCO and BIG PHARMA!!! Alcohol is job security for judges, attorneys and cops. Alcohol and Tobacco lead to health problems which is job security for the medical system…

  7. minnesotablizzard says:

    There’s a great chance it’s legal wherever he is anyways.
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    Great chance? Why would you say that when it’s illegal in most places?

  8. realfootballfan says:

    In the old days, players used to smoke during games, and everyone saw them doing it.
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    I would like to see one example.

  9. realfootballfan says:
    March 28, 2018 at 10:38 am
    People really need to get a life these days instead of policing players. In the old days, players used to smoke during games, and everyone saw them doing it. Now, people are worried about if guys are smoking during the off-season (weed or otherwise) but don’t care when they are taking opioids during the year to play. Quite the irony.

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    Don’t think there is a video of a player toking on the sidelines in the olden days. Maybe a cig. But the deal is its illegal in a lot of states. I agree legalize it, I could use a bump or two.

  10. Drug test him immediately. In a way, his online video was thumbing his nose to authority and the recreational substance testing across the NFL. Effectively he is daring the NFL to do something, knowing that nothing will probably happen.
    The NFL needs to work out if it really believes in its recreational drug policy or not. In which case half the league would be stoned.

  11. Well, for those who believe that strongly about legalization should stop voting for politicians or political parties who are against weed and makes strict laws about alcohol. Stop voting for the current guy in the White House who has caved into the the religious conservatives and has come out against weed.

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