Bo Pelini Isn't a Fan of the Devil's Lettuce

By D.J. Byrnes on August 29, 2014 at 11:32 am
Bo Pelini says to say NO to the devil's lettuce
Reefer Madness, 1936

Here's an lede that could begin a story about almost literally anything in the world:

Bo Pelini veered off topic a little Friday morning at the Big Red Breakfast...

*immediately makes sure seat belt is secured*

and took a strong stance against marijuana, telling a crowd of about 250 people that it’s a “real problem out there.” 

Oh really? Do tell, Bo.

“Let’s face it, it’s not OK,” Pelini said. “I think everybody that’s our age, my age, hopefully understands that it’s not OK. It’s not good. It’s not good for you. And these kids do it on a daily basis and a yearly basis … and it’s a real problem out there.

“Fortunately for us it is not (an issue) in our program. But I can tell you around college football and college athletics … serious in college. I guarantee you walk into dorms nowadays and it is a horrible problem.”

Bo Pelini arrived at Ohio State in 1987. Granted, I wasn't yet one years-old when that occurred, but I'm willing to bet Bo didn't have to go far to find a dorm room that had a bit of a marijuana problem.

I also love how marijuana is apparently an epidemic in college football... but obviously it's not an issue for Nebraska. 

This is also before we begin to unpack the fact Bo's brother, Carl, a former member of his staff, has a much more radical stance regarding recreational use of marijuana (and cocaine).

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