Turns Out Derrick Coleman From The Seahawks Was High On Synthetic Weed When He Got Into That Car Accident
SeattleTimes- Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman could face felony charges after Bellevue police claimed he said he smoked synthetic marijuana before a hit-and-run crash in October that resulted in a serious injury to another driver.
Witnesses told police that Coleman was traveling about 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Witnesses say Coleman swerved his truck into the center two-way left turn lane and swerved back, striking the rear of another car, the police report said.
Witnesses spoke to Coleman after the crash, describing him as “delirious and aggravated,” the report said. Another witness said he was “incoherent,” police said. Witnesses helped Coleman from the car, but he left the scene barefoot, police said. Officers caught up with him about two blocks away about 20 minutes after the crash.
Police said he struggled with the field-sobriety test. Officers found “a lighter, a glass spoon pipe with tarry residue, an opened bag of synthetic cannabinoid and three unopened bags of synthetic cannabinoids,” police said.
According to the report, Coleman told police he used “spice,” a synthetic substance sold under names such as Mojo, Black Mamba and Annihilation. Spice is said to mimic the high produced by marijuana. But authorities have warned of the health dangers of the drug that mixes herbs and chemicals.
In December 2010, the state Board of Pharmacy voted to classify synthetic marijuana chemicals as Schedule I controlled substances in Washington, making them illegal to make, possess and sell.
Hey NFL, think it might be time to loosen up the reigns on marijuana use? I don't want to tell you how to do your job, but this is now the second case of a player doing dumb, dangerous shit while high on synthetic weed. I don't remember too many stories of players being this careless while high on normal weed. Professional athletes are no different than any of us. If you take away one of their vices, they are just going to find another one. You make marijuana -a drug that's legal in Washington and a host of other states- a banned substance then they are just going to fulfill the desire for that high with something that's undetectable.
If I'm Roger Goodell I think I would rather have my players smoking drugs that were grown natural than drugs that were conjured up in some suspicious warehouse and delivered to 7-Eleven at 3AM in a jet black Astro van. I don't know much about synthetic weed, but I have never ended up on my knees in the night saying prayers in the streetlight of a police station parking lot -like Chandler Jones- after smoking regular weed. Medicinal marijuana has never made me go deaf and decide to get behind the wheel of car. Okay fine, so Derrick Coleman was already deaf, but I think it's still an indictment of his drug of choice that he thought it was a good idea for his non-hearing ass to drive while impaired. I am a terrible smoker and nothing bad has ever happened to me after lighting up some organic green. I would venture to guess that most NFL players have a higher tolerance than I, so maybe let's just let them indulge in the use of a socially accepted substance, especially since the use of it's understudy hasn't exactly churned out the greatest of results.
P.S. Still don't understand how deaf people are allowed to have licenses if we are being completely honest.