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Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]
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Posted on 08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by FlJoePa

The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com.

Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009).

Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs.

Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition, effective immediately, for "personal challenges."

"I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced," he said in a statement issued by his management company. "By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion."

The PGA Tour released a statement Thursday wishing Johnson well. On Friday, executive vice president Ty Votaw said the tour would have no further comment.

Johnson will miss next week's PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the FedEx Cup playoffs.

He played the Cadillac Championship in March 2012 and then did not play again until the Memorial in late May. He said then he was not playing because he'd injured his back lifting a jet ski. But Golf.com's source says Johnson was actually serving a suspension for failing a drug test for cocaine. At the time, the tour had no official comment, and Johnson's agent denied that the player had been suspended.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: cocaine; coke; dustinjohnson; golf; johnson; marijuana; pga; pgatour; weed
I see he has his house for sale in Jupiter. If you can get in trouble in Jupiter, you can get in trouble anywhere.

Get it together and dump the Gretzky broad Dustin.

1 posted on 08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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2 posted on 08/01/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: frithguild

Poor cat is the smartest one in the picture. Please tell me they’re not on a boat.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

You take Sally and I’ll take Sue
Their ain’t no difference between the two
Cocaine, running all ‘round my brain

Headin’ down Scott, turnin’ up main
Looking for that girl that sells cocaine
Cocaine, runnin’ all ‘round my brain

Mama come here quick
That old cocaine ‘bout to make me sick
Cocaine, running all ‘round my brain

Now I’m losing touch with reality and I’m almost out of blow
It’s such a fine line, I hate to see it go
Cocaine, runnin’ all ‘round my brain


4 posted on 08/01/2014 1:31:28 PM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edttmund Burke)
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To: FlJoePa

Could you imagine the results if our politicians were drug tested, LOL.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: FlJoePa
After grounding his club in a sandtrap...
6 posted on 08/01/2014 1:34:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: FlJoePa

Coke and weed, eh? Put him down for a double bogie!


7 posted on 08/01/2014 1:37:21 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: newfreep

I can’t imagine playing competitive golf w/ a coke habit. I knew/know guys on tour that used to fire up during college tournaments, but that can arguably be helpful - slowing you down, using imagination, etc.

Wired on coke and competitive golf? That would be like the worst part of hell to me. I’d kill spectators off every tee and I’d average around 4 putts/hole.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 1:38:38 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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9 posted on 08/01/2014 1:41:32 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: nascarnation

I’ve often thought that drug testing public servants would be a great idea.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 1:47:53 PM PDT by punknpuss
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To: ErnBatavia

I am the walrus!


11 posted on 08/01/2014 1:48:12 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: frithguild

I’m afraid that’s not a cat.

Have you been drug tested lately?


12 posted on 08/01/2014 1:49:05 PM PDT by saleman (?)
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To: saleman

I just looked closer before you posted! What was I thinking - hollweirdo celebutaunt with a friggin’ cat and not some little yapping dog.

Again, what was I thinking!?


13 posted on 08/01/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa; jessduntno; onedoug; cincinnati65; PISANO; IonImplantGuru; Rummyfan; Aussie Dasher; ...
GOLF

Laid back southern boy excels in his sport, makes a lot of money and meets an exhibitionist party girl Hollywood groupie ...

...the rest is history

(I hope it's not the end for him)

14 posted on 08/01/2014 1:55:35 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

As the guys used to say, Cocaine is God’s way of telling you that you have too much money.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 1:58:49 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: saleman; frithguild
I’m afraid that’s not a cat.

And it sure ain't a beaver..........

16 posted on 08/01/2014 2:02:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: FlJoePa

Its not a team sport, and cocaine provides no competitive advantage so I don’t see why it matters. The PGA should go after the stud on steroids, but then that would be politically incorrect.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk ("Good beer is proof that God loves us." Ben Franklin)
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To: Jay Redhawk
Its not a team sport, and cocaine provides no competitive advantage so I don’t see why it matters.

You're likely going to get some negative feedback on that statement but FWIW, I agree with you......

But with that being said, the PGA has contractual standards which every member must adhere to, illegal drug usage being at the top of the list.

18 posted on 08/01/2014 2:16:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I can’t believe they don’t get plenty of warning for testing - especially given that weed stays in your system for a month. To fail for coke requires dependency and stupidity.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Addiction makes you really stupid. Hope he gets over it.

Hey, where’s the regular FReeper golf thread? I’m watching golf alone, no fun…would love to have the ongoing commentary.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: FlJoePa

Not guilty!
Hey, someone had to say it.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 2:31:06 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: punknpuss
I’ve often thought that drug testing public servants would be a great idea.

And Congress, including staffers.

.

22 posted on 08/01/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ErnBatavia

It was alcoholism and gambling (both legal by the way) that tragically destroyed John Daly.......not illegal drugs.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 2:39:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: FlJoePa
Poor cat is the smartest one in the picture.

I don't think that's a cat. Unless you were referring to a certain part of Ms. Gretzky's anatomy.

24 posted on 08/01/2014 2:46:14 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: FlJoePa
I think the ONLY way to stop illegal drug use in professional sports is to apply the World Anti-Doping Agency standard: two-year suspension for first confirmed positive test, and permanent ban from the sport for second positive test. I'd add no acceptance of endorsement money from any sponsor during the first ban period, too.

Professional athletes aren't going to dabble in PED's or illegal recreational drugs if they face the prospect of a two-year ban with no earnings, not even from sponsors.

25 posted on 08/01/2014 2:52:52 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You sure about that?


26 posted on 08/01/2014 2:57:00 PM PDT by Rick66
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To: Hot Tabasco

I know, but I just couldn’t help myself....


27 posted on 08/01/2014 4:32:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Rick66
You sure about that?

Sure about what?

28 posted on 08/01/2014 5:19:56 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: FlJoePa

Robert Lusetich @RobertLusetich

Not a huge secret either that #DustinJohnson had affairs with 2 wives of PGA Tour players. One broke up the marriage.
1:04 PM - 1 Aug 2014


29 posted on 08/01/2014 5:54:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: FlJoePa

Addicts are not known for their rational thinking, but rather for their irrational behavior.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:04 PM PDT by evangmlw
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To: FlJoePa

Probably explains why he does not quite play up to his potential.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 7:00:44 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Jay Redhawk
Its not a team sport, and cocaine provides no competitive advantage so I don’t see why it matters. The PGA should go after the stud on steroids, but then that would be politically incorrect.

Image - of course they should also have suspended Woods for his publicity, but coke is illegal to boot.

32 posted on 08/02/2014 2:15:42 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Baynative

Anytime you see an article about Paulina Gretzky they always mention that she is Wayne Gretzky’s daughter. Never say anything about her mother. I think she and Wayne are still married. One of the most beautiful women ever. IMO.

Janet Jones. Paulina looks just like Janet in her younger days. Mom’s still a looker.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 7:29:54 AM PDT by saleman (?)
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To: saleman

I guess Paulina wants to be recognized for something so badly that she thinks risque internet videos is the way. Well, it worked for Paris Hilton ...for a while.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: FlJoePa

Such a shame... The PGA was SUPPOSED to have, for the first time ever, the TOP 100 Ranked Players in one tournament. Now, we will be missing.. one.

Hope he had fun.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 9:29:17 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Baynative

Am I mistaken or does she have legs like toothpicks?


36 posted on 08/04/2014 5:10:18 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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"Am I mistaken or does she have legs like toothpicks?"

I'd say that's an understatement...


37 posted on 08/04/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

She is not that attractive. The legs are pathetic


38 posted on 08/04/2014 10:18:20 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: Hyman Roth

She doesn’t have to be attractive to get people to pay to watch her bedroom cam.


39 posted on 08/04/2014 3:30:37 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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