Drug test athletes

Nancy Bommelman, Minot

Wonderful. Now we have football players beating up police officers over a traffic stop and drug usage.

When a college recruits an athlete shouldn’t someone do a background check on the athlete? This guy was suspended from a team in California; that is the first red flag. Ever wonder why they come to North Dakota instead of say UCLA, or some other big college? Nobody wants them!! So they come here and are offered a scholarship, get in trouble, and go home.

How many athletes have there been who have been in trouble when they get here? Were they given a drug test before they started the program here in Minot? I would say no. Instead of trying to build a football team full of drug users, try to build a team that’s going to make a difference. Screen who is coming here and make them take a drug test and lay down strict rules before they even come to North Dakota.

Yes, he was kicked off the team, but I don’t think there was going to be a choice there.