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The Dead Man Had Buttons on his Shirt!

Check out this media stupidity

Coroner’s report: Lewis had marijuana in system

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) – USI basketball player Jeron Lewis died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy according to the final report issued by the Daviess County coroner.

Toxicology tests showed Lewis also had marijuana in his system when he collapsed in a game against Kentucky Wesleyan January 14. There is no evidence the marijuana contributed to his death, however.

A young basketball player dies because of an undetected medical condition – an enlarged heart. Yet there are no questions by the media regarding the physicals taken by athletes. Just an irrelevant headline that he had marijuana in his system.

[Thanks, Paul Armentano]

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11 comments to The Dead Man Had Buttons on his Shirt!

  • ezrydn

    I find it interesting that the writer of this piece of tripe didn’t even have enough pride in their work product to even put their name to it as it’s author.

    If they won’t affix their name to their trash, then it’s just a bushel of road apples. The writer must be a “post turtle.”

  • DEXtronaut

    the comments on that article are interesting, but this one really made me giggle

    Poppa
    I hope that by telling the truth it may show youngsters the consequences of their actions could be deadly. I’m not a Dr. but I know every year different substances contribute to illness & death. This is why we hear that 2 years after a drug has FDA approval there are suddenly side effects previously unknown or not reported. 5 years from now it may be common knowledge that smoking pot leads to, or aggravates an enlarged heart. No disrespect intended, but he may have contributed to this tragic event that cost him his life. And no, I am in no way implying he deserved to die, just that he may have contributed to his death by getting high.

    The uninformed are always funny.

  • The uninformed may be funny, but they most always have the upper hand.

  • And this is another reason why the Obama administrations’ 2011 budget for DOJ is so retrograde and Bush-like. I’m talking here about adding $10 Million for the zeroed-out by (even!) Bush ADAM program, which bothers to drug test all arrestees so that lurid shocking statistics can be produced that, e.g., xx% of all criminal arrestees had marijuana or whatever in their bodily fluids.

    I was never sure what this program produced, other than stereotyping and a “correlation = causation” logic fail, but according to DOJ:

    “Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program:
    $10.0 million for ADAM, which is a survey to collect
    data on drug use by arrestees, helping to inform policy
    decisions about evolving trends in the types of drugs
    used and their relationship to the crimes being committed.
    In conjunction, this survey provides a wealth of
    information on the characteristics of arrestees not
    available from administrative record systems, including
    their demographic, educational, employment and economic
    characteristics, as well as their prior involvement
    with the criminal justice system. ADAM also provides
    unique detailed information about illicit drug markets
    and the nature of illicit drug transactions not available
    from any other source. There is $0 in FY 2011
    current services for this program.”

    Source: http://tinyurl.com/yhxoqy4

  • Duncan

    DEXtronaut, that’s just silly. FDA approved drugs are newly introduced to the population. Cannabis has been around for 5000 years. If it were exacerbating conditions we’d have a pretty good idea of it by now. 100 million living people in the US have consumed cannabis. They keep trying to pin health issues on cannabis, but none have stuck, not even lung damage from smoking.

  • DdC

    AP Washington DC

    Propagandist Calvina Fay reported today that Jeron Lewis was sporting clothing containing buttons. At first this seemed to be an unrelated issue. But considering most against non Pharmaceutical drugs use snaps and zippers. This is a warning sign to parents. One the police brushed off as rhetoric. Now we see the results. Buttons push a person beyond their normal controls. It takes dexterity and time not wasted with velcro. Jeron Lewis was a good man and whoever turned him on to clothing with buttons, should be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. DARE to keep your kids off buttons!

  • claygooding

    The problem of trying too grab anything floating when you are drowning is that you may be grabbing an alligator.
    The proby’s are grabbing any branch in the stream to try and do their work to keep the cartels in business.

  • Cannabis

    Very nice, DdC. I got a laugh out of your post, even though it’s not funny.

  • Ed Dunkle

    “There is no evidence the marijuana contributed to his death, however.”

    At least they attached this bit of information. In the past they would not have done so. Although sometimes I think these “incremental steps” size’s are approaching zero. Drug policy changes at a glacial pace.

  • BruceM

    Am I the only one who thinks the DEA pays the media to write headlines like this?