Ohio State Tackle Mike Adams Tested Positive For Marijuana At NFL Scouting Combine

A little more clarity surfaced today as the far as the Pittsburgh Steelers possible first round selection in the upcoming draft goes as Jason La Canfora reports that Ohio State tackle Mike Adams tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February. La Canfora seems to think that this will not hurt his stock overall, but I can almost guarantee it kills his chances of being drafted by the Steelers now. Thank God for that.

If you have read my post or listened to the podcast, you know I am not a fan of Adams and his five cent head. He has had character and motivation concerns for some time now and this puts the final nail in his coffin for good in my opinion as far as the Steelers go. I also have posted that I worry about the lack of core strength that Adams shows on film to go along with other issues he has that relate to his blocking in the run game. I have been worried up until this point that the Steelers might still have him on their big board regardless of my analysis, but now that worry of mine is no more.

As far as early round tackle prospects go now, Cordy Glenn, who I think is more of a twweener, and Jonathan Martin, who I view as an early second round pick, remain after Matt Kalil and Riley Reiff. Bobby Massie, who has been flying up the draft boards, is a solid run blocker, but he has enough technique flaws in his pass protection that I think that he too is a second round prospect.

I am not sure whether or not Glenn is high on the Steelers big board heading into the draft and wonder if they see him more as a guard or tackle at the next level. If he is not regarded as a tackle, I see much better options later in the second and third round guards that have some good position flexibility and great upside. Brandon Brooks anyone?

While Adams reportedly has been up front with teams about his positive test, it shows where his true values are. I am going to be up front with Adams and let him know that I have put a big red line through his name now.

  • malcolmkyle

    Not yet convinced that this magic plant can actually enhance and improve human abilities? Here are just a few of the many highly motivated athletes whose drug of choice is cannabis/marijuana:

    * Usain Bolt, the 2008 World Record holder of the 100 and 200 meter sprint.

    * Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer ever with 14 Olympic gold medals.

    * Tim Linecum, the National League baseball’s Cy Young Award winner for 2009.

    * Santonio Holmes, the Super Bowl XLII’s MVP.

    * Mark Stepnoski, two-time Super Bowl champion. “I’d rather smoke than take painkillers.”

    * Randy Moss, NFL single season touchdown reception record (23, set in 2007), and the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17, in 1998). Moss has founded, and financed many charitable endeavors including the the Links for Learning foundation, formed in 2008.

    * Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots and defensive rebounds. During his career with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards. He has a prescription to smoke marijuana in California, which he says he uses to control nausea and migraine headaches. He has been arrested twice for marijuana possession.

    Marijuana is used by the majority of top sportspeople everywhere:

    * “I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason” – Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin’s ESPN show.

    * “You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?” – Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)

    * “I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana,” – WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam

    * Some of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa’s cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.

  • 60/40 Run

    Clearly, we should all smoke weed. Point taken.
    I would rather my 1st round draft pick investment have the ability to put down the hookah for 2 seconds to pass a drug test. If you can’t even bother to do that, maybe details and learning aren’t your thing. Probably not good.

  • 60/40 Run

    That said, I don’t care if you smoke weed in the offseason. Pass a test. We’re good.

  • Moderatelysane

    How f’in stupid can you be?! “I have a chance to be drafted in the 1st round of the NFL and make millions of dollars playing football. The only thing holding me back is questions about my character and work ethic… Anyone wanna do a J? “

  • TO

    Steelers only accept this type of behavior from players already on the team, amongst other more serious unlawful and despicable acts.

  • BoiseSteeler

    malcolm, not disagreeing with your research above (interesting read!), but the steelers weigh character significantly in their equation for the draft. And testing positive at the combine is almost a certain ‘pass’ from the front office.

  • Maverickchef311

    I know of more un motivated losers who smoke weed, than famous athletes who have admitted to using it.

    Lawrence Taylor used cocaine and was awesome, does that mean everyone should?

    Drugs are illegal (currently), and I don’t want some ignorant ghetto fab/hood rat/ white trash M-effer wearing the black and gold.

    If he is not smart enough to not smoke and pass his test, he is not deserving of the Steelers logo.

    Plus, I live in C-bus and he already and a lousy work ethic and motivation. So weed must help him focus….right????


    Wow. Far out, man.

  • Clintmartin

    Thats cool Steelers weren’t interested in him anyways!! He already had character issues,They brought him in for interview to trick other teams into taking him before we pick!!Like the 22nd pick Browns!

  • CR

    Right after the combine, Mike Adams turns and looks at Janoris Jenkins and asked him saying, “Say, man, you got a joint?” Janoris says, “No, not on me, man.” Mike in disappointment responds, “It’d be a lot cooler if you did.”

  • Jprankster2005

    He can say by to the first round….. And I know for damn sure he won’t be a Steeler……

  • Eric87


  • Eric87

    Im agree with you 100%. Love all the holier than thou people. Remember folks, judge not lest u be judged yourself-Metallica

  • Eric87

    All other fans and myself would probably be happy though if we could get a season or 2 in without players getting into trouble, so if he was stupid enough to fail at the combine, then no way they should draft this guy

  • Eric87

    geez somebody seems to have some anger issues

  • Wdmason

    I dont smoke but I hear that marijuana stays in the system for months after smoking, not 2 seconds. Just saying.

  • Maverickchef311

    As a person who is a role model to my son, I see that he is inspired by atheletes, and it is my duty as a parent to give him the real view of life. The Steelers are essentially a business, and have to keep their image clean (Thanks to Roethlisberger, Holmes, etc, etc), and drafting a pothead would not help their cause, and thereby hurt their brand.

    Anger issues? I think not. I am just passionate about what the Steelers should do in the draft. Avoiding stoners, potheads, rapists, thugs, etc, etc, will give them a better foundation for the future. How can one argue with that?

  • Eric87

    As a role model maybe you should show tolerance to others as maybe not everyone fits inside the bubble that you see as a perfect person, though I do agree with you that athlethes should use their heads a little better as to their reputation in the community. And of course I would not argue that the Steelers should have the best built infrastructure from the office to the players, but you are awful quick to throw out judgemental comments about people you do not even know, that doesn’t seem like tolerance towards others. Maybe we should keep ppolitics out of the football arena, agreed?

  • Derick

    What a stupid guy. Obviously not the brightest bulb but I never liked him for the Steelers to begin with. I will say the last podcast was the best one i’ve heard. I am high on Brooks along with Dave, now.

  • Eric87

    So back to the fact, Adams shouldnt be the guy drafted, regardless of is stupidity. TeSteelers should be taking a guard, or the best skill player available: Hill, Fleener, Hightower, Barron, maybe a corner. hey could go in so many different directions

  • Jabsosteel

    Wdmason,….really? So the guy had NO idea that he was planning on being a professional athlete that would undoubtedly require a drug test? Come on, the dude’s a knucklehead that can’t stay off of the sticky-icky for just a couple of months with the potential of a giant paycheck hanging in the balance. This could represent some judgement problems. In your words, “Just saying.”

  • Jabsosteel


    Along this line, what would you tell your kids about drugs and employment? Just don’t get caught?!?! There’s aspiring to greatness. And quoting Metallica??? I don’t need to say anything more than that.

  • CR

    Mike Adams is “Dazed” and Janoris Jenkins is “confused”

  • Wdmason

    I agree with the character issues Jabscosteel 100 percent. Not good. Im “just saying” that you cant “put down the hookah for 2 secs to pass a (marijuana) drug test.” Not even a few days like other drugs. Put it away a couple of months, yes maybe, he would have passed the drug test and nobody would have known. Most drugs are 3-4 days, but not Marijuana or Diazepam. Just sayin but maybe I shouldnt have revealed this he (Adams) might learn something lol..

  • Wdmason


  • mghjr88

    Apparently during the interview process at the combine, Adams was giving “smart ass” remarks. This along with all of the other negative attention(failed drug test, laziness) he’s recieved leads me to believe he’s a real dip-shit. I now understand why Dave Bryan consistently refers to that “5 cent” head

  • Eric87

    I would tell them to stay clean and work toward whatever future they want. And dont talk smack on Metallica because they have sold milions of records and have more fans and money then you could ever imagine, Nuff said. Metallica also played in every NFL, so dont go there pal.

  • Eric87


  • Eric87

    And Metallica wasnt the only one to use that quote, I believe the bible used it first genious

  • Clintmartin

    It is 4 20 National weed smoking day!! Get It Mike tear that shit up.Roll me a blunt!
    Is that what they say?

  • PoKey21

    Maverick If you want to give your son the “real view of life” tell him the truth about marijuana. Dont give your son only your narrow minded ignorant views of the world. You should give him both sides of the argument and let him figure it out for himself. Its a plant, it is impossible to overdose on, and can alleviate pain and nausea, its by products can be used to make stronger, cheaper, and more durable paper. In contrast it can be habit forming, you should not drive while under the influence, it can decrease your motivation, and make you lackadaisical. Your duty as a parent is to raise a respectable, intelligent person. Not an angry bigot, or a dirty hippy.

  • Maverickchef311

    So you are an expert on pot? As I said, I know of more stories of stoner pot head losers, than stoner pothead millionaires.

    If the statistics show that most of these losers are white trash wiggers, ghetto fab hod rats, etc, etc, that is not my fault, that is reality.

  • Eric87

    Mav if these are stories then how are they statistical facts? Lets see some stats on the subject, or maybe you never researched the topic when in college.

  • Eric87

    In all statistical reality Mav, from doing research while in college on many different drugs, and their habit forming properties. Alcohol and Nicotine are the worst addictve drugs there are. Follow that up with Herione, Cocaine, Methamphetamines, and so on. And yes you hear about he inner city people drug using and dealing, when in all reality, millionaires have their hands in all kinds of dirty things that we never hear about. So my point was, you never know who is actually a role model or just throwng on a pretend persona. Alcohol should be illegal, it ruins millions of lives every year!!!

  • Maverickchef311

    The bottom end of society abuse many drugs, what u said is true. If they make pot legal, cool. But until it is, then I would prefer that my sports team players and my son not use illegal substances.

    Whether it be pot or steroids.

    You don t need statistics, just go to the unemployment department in your city, and see who is there.

    Back to football and the draft. With the Steelers problems with image in the last several years, it would be very unwise to draft a player with an obvious red flag.