Ahmad Black Will Play SundayNovember 7th, 2012
In his post-practice briefing with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club this afternoon from One Buc Palace, the leader of the New Schiano Order, Bucs coach Greg Schiano, admitted he is “frustrated” with a recent string of Bucs players dealing with banned substances but flatly stated Ahmad Black will play Sunday despite his recent brush with the law.
“First I always deal with the individual involved and I have had candid conversations with Ahmad,” Schiano said. “Then I discussed it with the whole team. I get it, I am frustrated. At the same time you need to handle every situation independently. I talked to our team about it and I really believe they understand, yet we had another mistake. We have to get it remedied. I have taken internal action, which will stay internal.
“Now the league has to decide what they will do and the courts will have to decide. That’s where we are at.
“He will play Sunday.”
Frankly, as Joe pointed out earlier today, what Black did was simply stupid. Yeah, young guys smoke pot. That doesn’t mean their employers should look the other way on an illegal substance (in 48 states).
Sure, alcohol is legal, but try bringing a bottle of beer to work and see what happens. Yeah, one is allowed to own a firearm in America. Imagine the reaction of your employer if you carried heat into work one morning.
Joe can understand Schiano’s frustration. This Black incident came on the heels of Aqib Talib and Eric Wright being popped for popping Adderall, a banned substance, and illegal if one does not have a prescription.
Not to mention Black witnessed one of his ex-teammates, Tanard Jackson, smoke himself out of the league.