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Zeke Elliot High While Live Streaming

BigBlueDownTheShore : 6/29/2020 6:05 pm
Admits to being faded and forgot to turn off the live stream while saying it
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Well, he's a Cowboy. so...  
81_Great_Dane : 6/29/2020 6:10 pm : link
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Marijuana  
BigBluesman : 6/29/2020 6:30 pm : link
should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.
RE: Marijuana  
robbieballs2003 : 6/29/2020 6:34 pm : link
In comment 14926417 BigBluesman said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.


I think it already is.
RE: Marijuana  
WeekendLife56 : 6/29/2020 6:34 pm : link
In comment 14926417 BigBluesman said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.


As much as I hate the cowboys and wanna throw shade here....I agree with this
RE: RE: Marijuana  
BigBluesman : 6/29/2020 6:40 pm : link
In comment 14926418 robbieballs2003 said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.



I think it already is.

If so, good. Zeke has shown his true colors in other ways. There's no love. But weed should be a zero reaction at this point.
It's changed  
robbieballs2003 : 6/29/2020 6:45 pm : link
with the new CBA.
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Why is this any different than if he was drunk while streaming?  
PatersonPlank : 6/29/2020 6:50 pm : link
Either way its not something I would want as an NFL
Not a good look. But at least better than being  
LBH15 : 6/29/2020 6:53 pm : link
arrested like some others we know.
it can help  
Giants : 6/29/2020 7:06 pm : link
Marijuana reduces inflammation. There are neuroprotective antioxidants in the marijuana plant. They have various functions, including reducing brain inflammation and preventing damage related to stress. Marijuana can help in treating a concussion
RE: Marijuana  
Mdgiantsfan : 6/29/2020 7:14 pm : link
In comment 14926417 BigBluesman said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.


Just curious but are your employers good with marijuana use? I've heard a lot of folks say the professional leagues should be ok with it, so again I'm curious if you all have companies that can care less if you use marijuana.
RE: RE: Marijuana  
BigBluesman : 6/29/2020 7:32 pm : link
In comment 14926445 Mdgiantsfan said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.



Just curious but are your employers good with marijuana use? I've heard a lot of folks say the professional leagues should be ok with it, so again I'm curious if you all have companies that can care less if you use marijuana.

Let's be more specific. If your employer is an NFL team, ownership should approach it as a legitimate pain treatment and proceed from there. So forget about me. If your job is professional athlete, I would much rather allow free marijuana use than see my players develop potentially fatal dependencies on pain meds. Personally, I have never discussed it with my employer but don't expect that it would be an issue. I live in a legal state and don't operate heavy machinery or drive for work. If you are not drug tested for your job there is no need to talk about it.
Let them smoke weed...  
rebel yell : 6/29/2020 7:37 pm : link
fuck it. Harmless.
Meh, good for him.  
j_rud : 6/29/2020 7:37 pm : link
I dont smoke anymore but Im certainly not going to begrudge someone who does. Especially in the case of Elliot when there are enough legitimate reasons to dislike him. That was actually pretty funny tbh.
RE: Marijuana  
UConn4523 : 6/29/2020 7:49 pm : link
In comment 14926417 BigBluesman said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.


Yeah sure, but it’s still fucking stupid of him. My company doesn’t care about people smoking weed and if I live streamed myself like that they would likely take action.

It’s poor judgement, legal or not.
RE: Why is this any different than if he was drunk while streaming?  
Emil : 6/29/2020 7:59 pm : link
In comment 14926430 PatersonPlank said:
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Either way its not something I would want as an NFL


This^
Yeah  
BigBluesman : 6/29/2020 8:03 pm : link
I would consider it poor judgment similar to streaming while intoxicated. How serious is that really? I have zero care as to whether athletes are smoking marijuana while playing video games. If your employer cares, that has to do with one of two things, either your employer or what it is your field is. I see no reason to discourage NFL players from using marijuana. You don't have their job. Not everything is a one-to-one comparison.
Will Hill was before  
St. Jimmy : 6/29/2020 8:34 pm : link
his time.
Seeing these guys on what is basically Twitch  
Sonic Youth : 6/29/2020 9:06 pm : link
makes me feel the way people 8-9 years older than me must have felt when they realized every athlete had a Twitter.

I get Twitch, I like Twitch, but I can't believe these guys not only didn't learn their lesson about being careful about what they say on Twitter, but fully disregarded it and went the other way with full live streaming.

To old(er) people looking at this, yes, sitting in a chair and live streaming is incredibly popular today (but it's really no different than AM radio with a visual, and I KNOW some of you would watch Francesa do this in the AM while getting ready for work on YES Network lol)
I dont get live streaming.  
j_rud : 6/29/2020 10:00 pm : link
I get that Im not young but at 38 Im still technically a millenial. Im sure it will sound judgmental but its hard for me to see it as anything other than self absorbed.
RE: I dont get live streaming.  
robbieballs2003 : 6/29/2020 10:16 pm : link
In comment 14926514 j_rud said:
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I get that Im not young but at 38 Im still technically a millenial. Im sure it will sound judgmental but its hard for me to see it as anything other than self absorbed.


I'm 39. We aren't millenials.
RE: RE: Marijuana  
nygiants16 : 6/29/2020 10:25 pm : link
In comment 14926445 Mdgiantsfan said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.



Just curious but are your employers good with marijuana use? I've heard a lot of folks say the professional leagues should be ok with it, so again I'm curious if you all have companies that can care less if you use marijuana.


Why would they care unless you are stoned when you come to work. What youndo on your own time is your business but do notnlet it effect your work..

How is it any different then someone who drinks a glass of wine every night??
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robbieballs2003 : 6/29/2020 11:27 pm : link
In comment 14926521 nygiants16 said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.



Just curious but are your employers good with marijuana use? I've heard a lot of folks say the professional leagues should be ok with it, so again I'm curious if you all have companies that can care less if you use marijuana.



Why would they care unless you are stoned when you come to work. What youndo on your own time is your business but do notnlet it effect your work..

How is it any different then someone who drinks a glass of wine every night??


More goes into it than just you can do whatever you want on your own time. If something is against your contract and you violate it then there are consequences. I understand people are very much against any punishment regarding marijuana but when it is illegal in your state and a clear violation of your contract then it doesn't matter what anyone thinks. Just don't do it. I am not one to promote smoking. However, this was a good move for the NFL. It is what it is. Stop fighting it.

But this is what matters now. When you are employed you represent that business, institution, whatever. So, your own time is not your own time. If you do anything that negatively affects your employer even on your own time then it is grounds for dismissal. I work for the NYC DOE. If we get arrested we have to report it to them within 24 hours otherwise we can lose our job. That is all on our time so that does matter.

Now, I am not saying Zeke should lose his job but too many athletes don't understand that they get paid as professionals to represent the NFL and in today's word even more than that. Yet, so few act like professionals. Hey, if you want to smoke and there are no consequences then by all means go for it. But why do it on a live feed? As others have said it is stupid and just shows poor judgment. And, another thing others have pointed out, this isn't his first time doing something stupid that was caught on camera. There is a long list now.

Long story short, you are right that every job is different and it may not matter what you do on your own time. But there are plenty of jobs where it does matter what you do on your time. I feel like Dez Bryant had less issues than Zeke and Dallas had a guy follow Dez around to make sure he stayed out of trouble. Maybe they should do the same with Zeke.
are we forgetting...  
outeiroj : 6/29/2020 11:44 pm : link
...that he's recovering from a severe respiratory infection. He was just on twitter the other day saying the hasn't been able to work out yet... But apparently totally ok to smoke weed.
Zeke want s to sue Sports Illustrated  
shyster : 6/29/2020 11:51 pm : link
because an SI columnist ran with the "high" story.

After Zeke responded by saying he was just drunk, not high, SI deleted the offending column.

Then SI put the story back up with a correction: Zeke was drunk; sorry we said he was high.

This blow-by-blow, so to speak, from NYP.

TMZ quotes Zeke's attorney saying he's serious about suing.

I have a hard time seeing damages.

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Unreal.  
robbieballs2003 : 6/30/2020 12:05 am : link
Gotta love this world we live in. He does something stupid and potentially could benefit financially from it.
To me, faded can mean either high or drunk  
Leg of Theismann : 6/30/2020 12:08 am : link
I'll agree in this context the way he said it sounded more like he was high, but technically speaking he didn't exactly admit he was high and/or on marijuana. He just argue that by "Faded" he meant he was drunk and very tired (not sure what time of day this was). I doubt just saying "Faded" gives the NFL enough proof to say he was high on weed... not sure what their policy is with probably cause and testing and whether this would lead to an "investigation" or whatever.
RE: To me, faded can mean either high or drunk  
robbieballs2003 : 6/30/2020 12:12 am : link
In comment 14926542 Leg of Theismann said:
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I'll agree in this context the way he said it sounded more like he was high, but technically speaking he didn't exactly admit he was high and/or on marijuana. He just argue that by "Faded" he meant he was drunk and very tired (not sure what time of day this was). I doubt just saying "Faded" gives the NFL enough proof to say he was high on weed... not sure what their policy is with probably cause and testing and whether this would lead to an "investigation" or whatever.


Read my link earlier. There is no penalty.
RE: RE: I dont get live streaming.  
Leg of Theismann : 6/30/2020 12:14 am : link
In comment 14926520 robbieballs2003 said:
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I get that Im not young but at 38 Im still technically a millenial. Im sure it will sound judgmental but its hard for me to see it as anything other than self absorbed.



I'm 39. We aren't millenials.


If you were born in 1980 or later you are technically a millennial. I agree someone like you guys at 38 or 39 would more identify as those few years in between Gen X and Millennial, but by most standards if you had to be categorized as one or the other you would technically be a millennial (1980-1994). Some people say '81 or '82 as the starting point for millennials but I've never seen anyone say later than that.

I think these days when a lot of people complain about "millennials" now they're actually referring to Gen Z w/o even realizing it (i.e. people in their early 20s right now are Gen Z).
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robbieballs2003 : 6/30/2020 12:19 am : link
In comment 14926544 Leg of Theismann said:
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I get that Im not young but at 38 Im still technically a millenial. Im sure it will sound judgmental but its hard for me to see it as anything other than self absorbed.



I'm 39. We aren't millenials.



If you were born in 1980 or later you are technically a millennial. I agree someone like you guys at 38 or 39 would more identify as those few years in between Gen X and Millennial, but by most standards if you had to be categorized as one or the other you would technically be a millennial (1980-1994). Some people say '81 or '82 as the starting point for millennials but I've never seen anyone say later than that.

I think these days when a lot of people complain about "millennials" now they're actually referring to Gen Z w/o even realizing it (i.e. people in their early 20s right now are Gen Z).


Yeah, I don't view myself as a millennial but I looked it up and you are right.
RE: RE: To me, faded can mean either high or drunk  
Leg of Theismann : 6/30/2020 12:21 am : link
In comment 14926543 robbieballs2003 said:
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I'll agree in this context the way he said it sounded more like he was high, but technically speaking he didn't exactly admit he was high and/or on marijuana. He just argue that by "Faded" he meant he was drunk and very tired (not sure what time of day this was). I doubt just saying "Faded" gives the NFL enough proof to say he was high on weed... not sure what their policy is with probably cause and testing and whether this would lead to an "investigation" or whatever.



Read my link earlier. There is no penalty.


Ah I see, thanks for pointing that out. Although I also read that the new CBA will "go into effect" in 2021 (even if it's already been agreed/signed-off on). See link below. Not sure how that affects Zeke's situation here though or if the marijuana thing was specified to go into affect right away or something.
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At the end of the day I doubt much of anything comes out of this  
SGMen : 6/30/2020 2:27 am : link
I have read that he isn't exactly the "brightest" guy in the world and when his career is over he is a strong candidate to go broke. Perhaps he likes his booze just like our LT did (along with cocaine) in the 80's.

I doubt anything happens here.
Eh who cares  
TommyWiseau : 6/30/2020 9:54 am : link
Osi when playing for The New York Giants was smoking weed almost daily and dropping cleveland steamers on women's chests. It's just weed
Legalizing marijuana  
RC in MD : 6/30/2020 10:50 am : link
and accidentally live streaming being high are two different topics.

I also agree that marijuana should be legalized at this point.

However, these accidental live streaming (or accidental recording) of bad decisions do have consequences. There have been a handful of them recently (a retired Navy Captain and his wife having a racist conversation caught on Facebook live and a couple of cops in NC having racist conversations caught on a dashcam), and while this one isn't nearly as bad as those, it's going to bite Elliot in the ass.
RC  
GManinDC : 6/30/2020 12:11 pm : link
Those cops in NC was disgusting and scary.
Good for him  
Saquads26 : 6/30/2020 12:12 pm : link
If you think this was stupid you need to grow up snowflake.
RE: Marijuana  
Saquads26 : 6/30/2020 12:12 pm : link
In comment 14926417 BigBluesman said:
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should be a 100% non-issue in the NFL and I hope that is amended soon.


+45
Almost impossible  
ghost718 : 6/30/2020 12:25 pm : link
That the Cowboys wouldn't see this coming
Not for nothing.  
Thegratefulhead : 6/30/2020 12:49 pm : link
It would do some of you a world of good to get stoned as an adult in your own home with zero pressure and think about yourself and your choices. It might give you new perspective on yourself. You will likely come away with greater sense self awareness and more ability to live in a moment. If you go to a legal state, try half an edible dose and wait an hour. Talk to me after.
He survived Covid somehow  
averagejoe : 6/30/2020 1:37 pm : link
to bong another day
RE: Not for nothing.  
upnyg : 7/1/2020 7:47 am : link
In comment 14926767 Thegratefulhead said:
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It would do some of you a world of good to get stoned as an adult in your own home with zero pressure and think about yourself and your choices. It might give you new perspective on yourself. You will likely come away with greater sense self awareness and more ability to live in a moment. If you go to a legal state, try half an edible dose and wait an hour. Talk to me after.

"Living in a Moment" as you say has killed family members of mine due to drug and alcohol abuse. Nearly destroyed one of my child's dreams as she went down an ugly path as well.

NFL players have contracts that keep them out of harms way, ie. surfing, 4-wheeling, sky diving, and sometimes drugs and alcohol.

You will feel differently when it hits you personally.
RE: Not for nothing.  
section125 : 7/1/2020 8:02 am : link
In comment 14926767 Thegratefulhead said:
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It would do some of you a world of good to get stoned as an adult in your own home with zero pressure and think about yourself and your choices. It might give you new perspective on yourself. You will likely come away with greater sense self awareness and more ability to live in a moment. If you go to a legal state, try half an edible dose and wait an hour. Talk to me after.


Most of us have gotten stoned in our homes as adults. Some by alcohol, others by "medication" of some type (or both). We hardly need a lecture on the beauty of smoking pot. If you want to smoke, that is fine by me. What you do at home is up to you.
According to the Urban Dictionary faded refers to toasted on pot(does not say anything on drinking), so it sounds like Zeke is maybe stretching the truth here.

But yeah, much ado about nothing, IMHO.
I honestly had to look up and see what  
LBH15 : 7/1/2020 8:05 am : link
a Cleveland Steamer was.

Not everyday language with my crowd I guess.
RE: RE: Not for nothing.  
BigBluesman : 7/1/2020 4:04 pm : link
In comment 14927128 upnyg said:
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It would do some of you a world of good to get stoned as an adult in your own home with zero pressure and think about yourself and your choices. It might give you new perspective on yourself. You will likely come away with greater sense self awareness and more ability to live in a moment. If you go to a legal state, try half an edible dose and wait an hour. Talk to me after.


"Living in a Moment" as you say has killed family members of mine due to drug and alcohol abuse. Nearly destroyed one of my child's dreams as she went down an ugly path as well.

NFL players have contracts that keep them out of harms way, ie. surfing, 4-wheeling, sky diving, and sometimes drugs and alcohol.

You will feel differently when it hits you personally.

I'm so very sorry about your family members, but marijuana is not addictive and has very little negative effects besides the smoke inhalation. There has to be an underlying psychiatric condition going on for marijuana use to precipitate any kind of serious consequence. You can't talk about it like its cocaine or heroine.
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