Though we are marching slowly but surely toward marijuana legalization in this country, private employers have the latitude to keep antiquated marijuana rules in their bylaws. Though employees in all fields have to deal with the tyranny of outmoded drug testing rules, nowhere is this more evident than in sports. Some of the greatest athletes in the world have been sidelined for toking. Here are some of the greatest sports heroes who have been punished just for smoking a little green.
Surely there's a high jumper among them.
Brenden Gallagher works in television and writing in Los Angeles. He worked on Revenge, Heartbeat, and Famous in Love. His writing has appeared at Complex, VH1, and MERRY JANE. Follow him on Twitter @muddycreekU