Mitch McGary has been suspended one year for marijuana use, will enter NBA Draft

Mitch McGary is entering the NBA, now that the NCAA suspended him for a year for marijuana use

4/25/14 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Dec 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Mitch McGary (4) grabs the rebound against the Houston Baptist Huskies at Crisler Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsMitch McGary planned to stay at the University of Michigan for one more year, hoping that his junior year would serve to better prepare him for the NBA.

That was before he was selected for a 'random' drug test after a mid-March game in which he never even played.

In fact, he hadn't played since December, and wasn't going to play at all for the rest of the season. And, as our own kantwistaye pointed out, McGary isn't even an employee. Can you drug test someone who's not an employee?

Apparently the NCAA can. And they did.

So now, McGary is heading to the NBA.

He already lost nearly all of last year to injury. Why bother sticking around and waiting to play until 2015-16, when he probably could have left after his freshman year and avoided this whole ordeal anyway?

I'm not trying to justify McGary's decision to smoke marijuana. But the NCAA's heavy-handedness is completely over the top and out of control.
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