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A cloud of pot busts lingers over college football -- and the smoke isn't clearing

Updated: April 19, 2012, 11:17 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN The Magazine

DAYS BEFORE the University of Georgia broke for spring break in March, athletic director Greg McGarity gathered more than 600 athletes and warned them about the consequences of consuming alcohol and illegal drugs.

Not everybody heard him.

Before the end of the month, police had arrested Bulldogs starting cornerback Branden Smith for misdemeanor marijuana possession and, according to multiple reports, All-America safety Bacarri Rambo tested positive for weed. ...

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