Law & Policy: Drugs & Alcohol
Administrator: One Word Would Strengthen Drug Policy
by Luanne Rife email@example.com 981-3209 September 2014
Student athletes in Botetourt County might find it harder to do an end-run on the substance abuse policy.
Air Force Gymnasts Punished for Underage Drinking
by Tom Roeder, firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
The Air Force Academy is taking disciplinary steps against its men's gymnastics team after a probe uncovered underage drinking, and the academy also is investigating allegations of misconduct by a men's basketball staffer.
Punishment of Colts' Irsay Shows Goodell is NFL's Boss
by Nancy Armour September 2014
No one is above the NFL. Not a player. Not a coach. Not a team executive or general manager. Not even an owner. If there were any last doubts about how serious Roger Goodell is when it comes to protecting the image of the NFL, the commissioner dispelled them Tuesday with his stiff punishment of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.
U. of Washington to Sell Beer in 'Off-Leash' Deck
by Michael Gaio August 2014
Washington Husky fans are being given a longer leash at home football games this year.
For 21 Colleges, Alcohol Sales Drive Concessions Revenue
by Eric Olson, The Associated Press August 2014
A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.
NFL Seeks Answers for Players' Growing Marijuana Use
by EDDIE PELLS; Associated Press August 2014
As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players.
Experts Applaud School District's Strict Alcohol Policy
by Eric Peterson email@example.com August 2014
Experts on the risks of underage drinking are applauding Glenbard High School District 87's alcohol policy, as well as the strict enforcement that's been called into question by dozens of parents and students in recent days.
Ex-Coach Pleads No Contest to Supplying Teens with Beer
by Tiffany Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org August 2014
A former Glenvar High School volleyball coach was ordered to complete 60 hours of community service after supplying beer to three 18-year-olds. Caitlyn Long Moore, 26, was in Roanoke County General District Court Monday to face a charge of buying alcohol for an unauthorized person, a Class 1 misdemeanor that could carry up to a year in jail time. Moore was charged July 1 after police accused her of supplying beer that was in her Salem home to three minors.
Air Force to Probe Reports of Athlete Misconduct
by Tom Roeder, The Gazette August 2014
U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told The Gazette that she has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department. "These efforts will help in eliminating subcultures ... whose climates do not align with our institutional core values," she said in a statement released Thursday exclusively to The Gazette. Johnson said the academy has taken steps to correct the problems within the athletic department. "Despite all of our efforts, I expect we'll still have issues with a few young people who will make poor choices," she wrote.
Lifeguard Pot Use One Reason Behind Pool Vendor Firing
by Brian Lee August 2014
On-the-job marijuana use was one of six reasons the town gave for firing an out-of-state vendor 13 months into a three-year contract to manage the state-owned, town-run pool on Randolph Street.