Snowboarders Bummed Over New Drug Test Rules

Ever since the Michael Phelps incident there has been a lot of debate over whether or not we actually should care if athletes smoke pot occasionally. After all, it’s not exactly a performance enhancing drug, and the evidence that occasional use actually hinders anyone’s ability to achieve at a high level is spotty at best. But Phelps has brought it into the spotlight, and there will probably be increasing attention paid to athletes who choose to fire one up every once in a while.

Shaun White

(You really think this guy isn’t stoned all the time?)

Nowhere is a perceived crackdown on this more noteworthy than in the world of snowboarding, where it’s often assumed that the competitors are just high all the time. With the Olympics coming up next February, drug testing has begun, and it’s not exactly something that fits into their laid-back culture. After all the first gold medalist in Olympic snowboarding tested positive for pot the next day. Although, with the rules involved in testing, I’m not sure it fits into any culture, but you can judge for yourself if the demands are worth it.

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Flying Tomato Olympic Snowboarder Sets Off Fire Extinguisher

FLYING TOMATO’S COLORADO RESORT FUN EXTINGUISHED: The cops were able to ketchup with the Flying Tomato and charge him with setting off a fire extinguisher:

Shaun White Flying Tomato Snowboarder

KMGH-TV in Denver shoots news from the halfpipe that Olympic snowboarder Shaun White - nicknamed “The Flying Tomato” for his long red hair - was cited for pulling the foamy prank in the Colorado resort town of Breckenridge.Police say a security camera at the Beaver Run Resort caught someone setting off an extinguisher in the game room. A witness said they saw “a white male with long red hair pulling the pin from the fire extinguisher“.

The camera also caught the same fellow “holding a pool cue and ‘playfully’ chasing a young woman around video game machines.”

Shaun White Pamela Anderson

Shaun’s clothes apparently matched those in the video, and his shoes had the same marks as the footprints left in the sprayed-out powder.White was charged with second-degree criminal tampering and ordered to appear in court on March 10.

Bogus, dude.