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College athletics' approach to marijuana murky, inconsistent

Celebrities Posted Jan 10 2015

Darren Carrington, receiver from the University of Oregon, was suspended for half the season after testing positive for marijuana by the NCAA for the upcoming Rose Bowl. The University of Oregon has a three-strike positive drug test policy before an athlete sees suspension, however the NCAA, who is known to drug test before bowl games, has an immediate half season suspension punishment for one marijuana positive drug test.

As marijuana legalization takes hold in more states,..., it's certainly an issue that could rise to the national level in terms of re-examining whether the NCAA's policy makes sense or if there's a more consistent way for schools to handle testing.

Original article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2015/01/10/ncaa-penalties-marijuana-oregon-darren-carrington/21566091/

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