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Ramar Smith still loves weed

Posted on: May 22, 2009 10:36 am

Oddly, I was wondering just the other day about whatever happened to former Tennessee guard Ramar Smith.

Turns out, he's still in Knoxville.

Allegedly robbing and stealing everything from cash to guns to marijuana.

Sounds fun.

But in all seriousness, Thursday night's news that Smith had surrendered to police for his alleged role in a home invasion earlier this week is sad, yet a reminder that many of the student-athletes (and I use that word loosely) you cheer for every season are actually troubled souls who just happen to dribble a basketball fairly well. Or in Smith's case, not well enough. That's why he never landed on solid ground after Bruce Pearl dismissed him following the 2008 NCAA tournament, because he wasn't all that good. Had he been, some coach would've explained that the multiple failed drug tests Smith possessed at UT were merely the result of a young man still trying to grow up, more a part of his past than his future. But because Smith was just an average prospect, he mostly disappeared until he was charged with aggravated robbery.

The lesson?

If you want to be an idiot, it's best to average 15 points per game.

Or maybe the lesson is to stay away from drugs and guns.

Either way, say goodbye to Ramar Smith -- the former top 100 recruit now on his way to prison.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2009 6:41 pm

Ramar Smith still loves weed

I used to love the weed, too. But coincidentally that was back in the days when I could still play some bball.  It makes you think.

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2009 1:35 pm

Ramar Smith still loves weed

I'd be willing to say that an even higher number of players smoke chronic,pro and "amateur".Just the same as your normal run of the mill citizens ie;police,firemen,educators etc.... So lets stop acting like smoking weed is similar to shooting heroin or blowing lines up your face because it isnt even close and the government is starting to feel the same way.The weed is the least of the kids problems,I'd say the armed robbery is the bigger issue.

Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2009 10:20 am

Ramar Smith still loves weed

I hear you on that, kentucky thinks they are already headed to the championship game before the season even starts, aside from turning the other way on some of his recruits backgrounds, if he can't win with the talent he had last year (including the so-called best point guard in the country) he might not win it Lexington either.

Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2009 10:14 am

Ramar Smith still loves weed

I definitely think that Pearl and Calhoun enjoy recruiting the same type of players, as if all of these players change once they get to the college level, you are what you are.

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 24, 2009 10:43 pm

Ramar Smith still loves weed

Should be legalized....

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2009 5:42 pm

Ramar Smith still loves weed

Yeah, Calhoun comment was particularly funny when his star point guard had to sit out half the season for robbing laptops.

Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2009 5:08 pm

Ramar Smith still loves weed

In the words of the Waterboy, "thats some hiiiigh quality 4-2-0!"

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2009 12:53 am

Ramar Smith still loves weed....... who doesnt??


Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2009 11:41 pm
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Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2009 10:02 pm

Ramar Smith still loves weed

Who dosn't love a little weed every now and then? But most of us don't resort to armed robbery to get it. This dude is just a bad apple, but how many of these student athletes would turn to crime (especially basketball and football players due to the socioeconomic demographic involved in these sports) if they lost their scholarship? My bet is a whole lot of them. That said it's totally his fault that he got kicked off the team and while if he did average 15 ppg he would probably have gotten more chances, no matter who you are you only get so many chances. He may have been in this situation eventually anyway.

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