Bosa Linked To “Party” Drugs

March 16th, 2016
Linked to the banned substance, molly.

Linked to the banned substance, molly.

Some Bucs fans hoped above hope that somehow, world-beating Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa would slip to the Bucs.

That may be in the process.

Once thought to be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Bosa’s NFL cred took a hit this week when good guy Charlie Campbell of reported multiple teams told him they are spooked that Bosa and his Buckeyes teammate, running back Ezekiel Elliott, are linked to “party” drugs that are banned substances in the NFL.

To be clear, neither player had a positive drug test for ecstasy or molly (MDMA). However, Bosa was suspended for the opening game of the 2016 NFL season. Ohio State didn’t clarify the exact offense for the suspension, but Bosa told teams during the NFL Combine interviews that he was suspended because he refused to take a drug test. That counted as a positive and thus he was automatically slapped with the suspension.

Bosa told teams that he wouldn’t take the test because he was going to test positive for adderall. He is said to have ADHD or ADD, so teams wouldn’t have held that positive test for adderall against him and they feel he should have just gotten a prescription for the medication. Teams believe that Bosa knew he was going to test positive for worse drugs and that is why he refused to take the test. Bosa wouldn’t admit to using ecstasy or molly, but he did admit that he likes to attend raves. He claimed that he likes going to raves for the “music,” which teams found to be very questionable. Molly and ecstasy are common drugs used at raves.

At Ohio State, Bosa was a roommate with Ezekiel Elliott. Apparently, their shared place was a party destination, and Bosa told teams that he had to move out and get his own place to get away from all the parties that Elliott had going on. Sources say they suspect that Elliott was also using molly and ecstasy while parting. A number of Elliott’s teammates in the Combine interviews told teams that Elliott was a partier, and a unique individual. They said they hung out with him some, but he rubbed some the wrong way. Sources from multiple teams said that Elliott didn’t interview well at the Combine, while Bosa had mixed feedback. The skepticism of why he goes to raves and the refusal of the drug test bothered some evaluators.

Well, well, well. Our good friend Adderall returns. Isn’t it interesting that every time it seems a football player has a problem with a drug test, Adderall is always a culprit. Joe never heard of this Adderall before, but the way football players claim to have ADD and eat Adderall like M&Ms, it sounds like there’s an epidemic.

Of course, NFL teams (and Joe assumes) college teams are not allowed to release drug test results due to privacy restrictions. So a player can get busted for heroin and claim he was popping Adderall because he was too fidgety. Who would complain?

Now when granny-slapping, gun-totin’, pistol-whipping, cabbie-slugging, helmet-wielding Aqib Talib failed a drug test (basically, his last straw with the Bucs) and claimed he was on Adderall, that was believable because Talib is so off his rocker.

The way these football players down Adderall, it must be the ultimate cure-all.

Got rabies? Adderall will take care of it.

Foot fungus? Adderall will wipe it out.

Diabetes? Adderall will lower your blood sugar.

Can’t get a rise after a six-hour South Beach orgy? Adderall will perk you (it?) up.

Poison ivy? Adderall will clear you up.

Stomach flu? Adderall will cleanse your system.

Got a case of The Jack? Adderall will cure ya.’

Where can Joe buy stock in the company that produces such a wonder drug? The way NFL players inhale this pill, it has to be the next Viagra in terms of an investment, right?

Remember when fellow defensive end Noah Spence, who was thrown out of Ohio State for dropping molly told an NFL team in Indianapolis he wasn’t the only one on the Buckeyes popping Ecstasy?

Uh, huh.

48 Responses to “Bosa Linked To “Party” Drugs”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Cocaine is a helluva drug!

  2. Ocala Says:

    I want Stanley, Buckner or Rankins more than Bosa

  3. 1nebuc Says:

    What saddens me is we , as American,walk around as though we are innocent of any wrongdoing . The problem with that is , we place judgment on people that happen to have some sort of talent that places them in the light of our society and have the nerve to criticize their actions based on rumors that we either create or play a part in expanding.
    Every generation has some sort of drug that is use to party and hang out especially in college . To me the most dangerous drug is alcohol with out question. This is a drug that probably 90%of your readers use on a daily basis and who knows the number of them that place other innocent human beings in danger and its constantly GLORIFIED.
    I just think people need to realize that at some point and time we were kids and young adults that make decisions based on being immature. But we dont crucify the young man and help a story that hopefully at the end of the day was just a young college kid enjoying the perks of college.
    Just remember someday your child if god is willing will make it to college and you might not like the stories written about him or her .

  4. d-roca Says:

    Lol. @1. Wow with a rant like that im assuming youve been up all night on adderall.
    Dont like bosa anyway, not over the molly thing tho. I ate enough disco biscuits in tbe 90’s for all of us. Go bucs

  5. DefenseRules Says:

    @1nebuc … “a story that hopefully at the end of the day was just a young college kid enjoying the perks of college.”

    I’m sorry nebuc, but drugs aren’t a ‘perk of college’. And yes, that includes alcohol. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I’ve lived long enough and worked with enough young people to know that they’re having a devastating impact on our society (and not just on our young people by the way). The real ‘perk of college’ sir is learning … learning how to think, learning how to be independent, learning how to make good choices. Drugs of any kind short-circuit that learning, and drag you down, down, down.

    In the case of Joey Bosa, the GMs and coaches and scouts are just doing their due-diligence. This young man is obviously very talented on the football field, but to the team owners and managers he represents much more than that. Ask the Cleveland Browns about that in the case of Johnny Manziel.

  6. SoFlo Buc Says:

    Whoa lets get this straight, we are talking about a million dollar a year job interview!! If a young man can’t control himself properly I am not pissing my money or roster spot on him if I’m JL. Now if said player can somehow sell the fact that he has figured it out, and will do what needs to be done, like say Sapp, I guess that is where you have to trust your evaluation process.
    But let’s not make this a big social issue, lord knows I have stories I will never tell my kids about when I was that age. But I was not being handed the kind of opportunity these top prospects are. In truth, even with an every day entry level job interview, a HR director most likely won’t hire someone with a known over active party life. That is just a fact of life!

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    Bosa looks like a bust. So hard to judge these Ohio State players since their competition isn’t the best

  8. Bobby M. Says:

    Adderall is popular not only in college but in the every day work place. It helps people “dial in” on whatever task they are working on. It also can be utilized as a ridiculous “pre workout” supplement giving the user incredible energy for productive sessions. Now imagine in a game setting having superior focus and energy….it can be a game changer and players on it will have noticeable performance drops without it.

  9. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Similar to Justin Blackmon, Jaguar WR,I am sure Bosa is being followed and vetted rather closely by the Bucs as well as several other teams.

  10. Espo Says:

    I could’ve used some Adderal to get through my night at work.

  11. destro44 Says:

    Here is what needs be understood about MDMA. While taking these party drugs you have unbelievable amounts of energy, you can go full speed non-stop for hours. Additionally, you feel no pain, aches, bad knees muscle pains are gone. It is the ultimate in game performance enhancing drug. I personally felt that if I could use ecstasy I could have played in the NFL. My worry is if Bosa was using party drugs as game enhancers that without out it he will lose his high motor, strength, and ability to perform though nagging injuries.

  12. BucsQcCity Says:

    At least we know the story with Spence..

    Someone will rat

  13. ARGH_M8E Says:

    A.D.D. Nauseam… Zzzzzz back to bed! Lawerence Taylor “let’s get after them like some (dialed-in) dogs, and have some fun! He was on Adderall too LMAO

  14. Phil Says:

    They should get rid of drug testing all together. Nobody cares whether these guys are taking drugs. As long as they can play that should be all that matters.
    Another thing is as long as a player isn’t locked up he should be allowed to play. Let the police do their job. If a player does something wrong let the court system deal with it not the commissioner.

  15. Destinjohnny Says:

    Henry is the rb pick over zeke all day
    U have to look at the whole package

  16. Espo Says:

    Phil would you want to hire an employee for millions of dollars knowing he might go to prison?

  17. buccfan305 Says:


    Totally agree with you bro.

    @defense rules

    Manziel is a special case. He was waaaaaaasy over hyped to begin with. Plus he’s a spoiled ass use to having s#it his way all the time a$$ kid. He is what you call a drug abuser. You would be surprised at all the $#it these kids take now a days. Some can handel it and still get there stuff done some get so caught up that it all they want. Clearly Johnny nut case has a problem.

  18. Espo Says:

    Not sure what looking at the whole package has to do with football skill but to each their own.

  19. buccfan305 Says:

    I don’t do drugs….just weed!!!

  20. Joseph Mamma Says:

    So LT did lines of coke in between plays I’ve been told. But then again Josh Freeman couldn’t even get out of bed after he was loaded.

  21. bucs4life86 Says:


    Your already calling this guy a bust because he did what every single college kid does at that age?? Cmon man, u gotta be kidding me? There are plenty of successful players that went thru the same thing he is. I’m kinda happy about the news because it might drop his draft stock and allow us to snatch him up. This guy is way to talented to be called a bust before he’s even drafted. I’ll take him with the ninth overall pick or trade up a spot or two in a hearbeat. He is the complete package as far as a DE.

  22. ElioT Says:

    Bust! Looks like a dumbass meathead.

    Stay away.

  23. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    86 Tony said he may be a bust because it is hard to guage those guys because of the level of competition or lack there of they play while at Ohio st. I totally understand where he’s coming from.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “He is said to have ADHD or ADD…”

    Josh Freeman sound familiar? This is a major red flag in my book. But then again, there was a reason Warren Sapp fell to us.

    Tough call.

    On the topic of drugs…

    …at one point I was having trouble sleeping (still am but I deal with it). My doctor prescribed a generic of Ambien (not sure on spelling). I had never taken it before.

    I took it and went to bed. Thought I slept okay. Got up the next day feeling refreshed. Later in the evening, my brother in law was in town so we took him out to dinner (he had stayed the night at our place).

    While waiting for our food, he says, “What was up with you last night? You were all over the place.”

    I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about.

    Turns out, I blacked out an entire evening of activities I did in my sleep. Had no memory of it at all. No clue it had happened until my wife and kids backed up his story.

    Upon doing research, I learned that drug has caused people to do all sorts of things without being aware of it…from sleep driving to shooting people, only to wake up in jail being charged with murder and such.

    So I have to wonder…if a drug like that has that kind of effect…why is it even permitted?

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I tossed the rest of the pills. Never again.

    I just work until exhausted. Seventeen hour day yesterday.

  26. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    everything in this article is stinky:

    – refusing the drug test
    – attending the raves for the music (Who is doing that !)
    – sending his team mate under the bus (get his own place to get away from all the parties)
    – …

    Our America Quaterback last year was crucified for less than that !

  27. Architek Says:

    He simply isn’t as clean a prospect as some think. Again people swore Jameis was the next coming of Thuggery Unlimited but it turns out that Jameis thus far off the field and on the field projects with the greats.

    Good for Charlie and his reporting. Can’t judge them but I sure wouldn’t draft him. Urban Meyer is the real problem – if you ask me.

    He is a professional line stepper and bend every known rule to win.

  28. tmaxcon Says:

    a little recreational partying does a soul good. I guess it’s another opportunity for the judgmental character police to rip on a guy they know nothing about nor have all the facts.

    Bosa is not my first choice but not for any social / character reasons. The bucs need the “The Freak” versatile, fast, edge rusher. Lenord Floyd is exactly what bucs need.

  29. MonsGM Says:


    Because the FDA deemed the drug to be safe. Taking bribes from pharmaceutical and food/seed companies (legal or not) has caused as much disease death and destruction in our country as anything.

    I cured my wife of brain cancer 9 years ago with a 2 month vegetable juice diet.
    Watch Dallas Buyers Club. There’s a lot of good things in our country. Our medical system isn’t one of them.

  30. buc15 Says:

    Hopefully they all fall in the draft. Could you imagine getting Bosa, Elliott, & Spence? Oh hells yeah. Going to a rave here and there is not a big deal like a hardcore drug addiction.

  31. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    That news about your wife is great!

    I was once diagnosed with mid-stage Parkinson’s Disease and had to walk with a cane. I was cured of it, even though to this day scientists claim it cannot be cured. My cure was spiritual in nature, without going into details.

    As to our medical system…I don’t believe there is any such thing as a perfect system, and ours has had plenty of faults for close to 40 years, if not longer. I am, however, receiving the best medical of my life at present. So I have no over all complaints.

  32. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    @Architek Jameis did really well in interview last year and he didn’t blame anyone on the different stories about him.

    If the roomate was th cause of all issues, after moving out, he should have been clean again.

    And then he still refused to take a drug test, why ?

    A guy who blames everybody but himself for his failure is not a good prospect !

  33. Pickgrin Says:

    How dare these young men enjoy themselves with a bit of “partying” while in College.

    Let him who has NEVER ingested Alcohol, coffee, tobacco or ANY un-prescribed pharmaceutical pill throw the 1st stone…

  34. oxycondoms Says:

    bucs need their first round draft pick on the field not potentially suspended . by the way adderall lost its patent so many companies make it

  35. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Wish I could Pick but I surely can’t. Hell I’m praying on the day that green stuff becomes legal right now bro.

  36. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’ve never used it, but I have a friend that used it in college. He said Adderall was amazing at helping him keep his focus when it came to studying for tests. He swears he did well on those tests as a result. So you can add “it makes you smarter” to the list of things Aderall can do for you.

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Warren Sapp.

  38. Tattoodonny Says:

    Again, makes my “want” of Noah Spence even more logical. If there all in Ohio State doing it, they can’t all be dropping. Spence will be Def ROY. He might drop so trading down works if you can find a partner to trade with.

  39. unbelievable Says:

    Two things:

    1. This is sure to make Bosa and Elliott drop in the draft. I wonder how this will affect Noah Spence.

    2. Adderall is a drug for add / adhd, because it helps those people concentrate and focus. millions and millions of kids use this drug, especially in college, because it keeps you awake (if you don’t have add or adhd) and fcused. When I was in college, we used it when we needed to stay up all night(s) cramming for a big test or to get lots of work done. I know a lot of people in grad school who did the same (doctors / lawyers). Now, the other side is some kids do use it to party- but for the same basic reasons. It will keep you wide awake for hours. Note to Joe, I’ve never heard anyone using it ‘get up’…

    Personally, I don’t think these guys were just using adderall. No one goes to raves on that sh!t, even NFL teams know that.

  40. Cobraboy Says:

    ADHD drugs have a somewhat amphetamine-like effect, so I understand the attraction.

    Back in The Day, uppers were standard pre-game fare…

  41. SOEbuc Says:

    These are big time college football players for gods sake! Do you know how many of them take party drugs?? A lot

  42. Buccfan37 Says:

    Phil said it best, butt out NFL police state doing big pharma’s will.

  43. JBF Addict Says:

    That Urban Meyer, he always runs such a tight ship….

  44. 813bucboi Says:

    as a gator fan im not surprised 1 bit….meyer had zero control over the team in uf and partying and drugs were the players m.o….with that said I hope he falls and we grab him…if Hargreaves and bosa are there at #9, I want bosa…GO BUCS!!!!

  45. America's Commenter Says:

    Well, well, well. Our good friend Adderall returns. Isn’t it interesting that every time it seems a football player has a problem with a drug test, Adderall is always a culprit.

    Not every time. Sometimes the player will blame it on an unnamed over the counter energy drink.

    In other news, Bosa also said he goes to Hooter’s for wings and he subscribes to Playboy for the articles.

  46. old buc fan Says:

    Probably a lot more guys doing these things than we know. Let the ones in charge do their due. I don’t condone drugs at all but my eyes have seen plenty.

  47. William Walls Says:

    @Arkitek “Urban Meyer is the real problem – if you ask me.”

    You beat me to it.

  48. Tattoodonny Says:

    You guys are so right, there’s something to this Urban allowing his kids to run his ship. He ruined UF, lead the country in suspensions. Now he’s working on that title in Ohio St. He faked heart trouble to get away/out of his contact at UF, wonder what he’ll do in a few years to get away from State? These kids today use the adderall excuse for everything. No way it’s always adderall. Sad we have become okay with the Adderall excuse, it’s just sad. I don’t understand how they can’t just wait till there career is over? I was way into drugs as a kid, I joined the army & never touched them again. All four only $800 a month, these guys are blowing millions? I hope the Bucs somehow get Noah Spence his get around on OTs is so fast, he’ll get a lot of sacks. Like his play better than anyone else in the 1st round.