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Former Buckeyes star Ray Small arrested for heroin

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04:25 PM ET 07.12 | It has not been a good few years for former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Ray Small. Back in 2011, Small informed the student newspaper he sold Big Ten championship rings and other memorabilia for cash and got special car deals as an athlete during his playing days. Then on top of that, he proceeded to throw fellow teammates under the bus, suggesting "everybody" was doing it. What "everybody" is not doing is getting arrested for heroin possession, which is exactly what happened to Small. Small was indicted this week on felony drug possession and trafficking charges that included firearms specifications.

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July 13, 2013  12:57 AM ET

I once heard an old time Blues singer say, out of all the drugs he's done heroin made him the most creative. Anything else made him struggle to produce great art.

I always found the interesting.

July 13, 2013  01:01 AM ET

Weed is a wonderful waste of time, alcohol loves me,, LSD you've got to be in your prime to survive that high, even then a bad trip can send you begging for mercy.

July 13, 2013  01:04 AM ET

the big "h". hard to imagine, going from big time college football to the state penn. what a waste.

July 13, 2013  01:10 AM ET

How many Notre Dame players have been busted for an illgel substance? OSU is efing up big time. Coach Urban Myer is no answer. Sure, sure he will win you some games short term,, but come on.

I know in your heart of hearts that you know that Urban is not the one.

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July 13, 2013  01:19 AM ET

I lived in Gainsville for 3 years, trust me i know.

July 13, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Typical criminal behavior of Buckeye football players. OSU has always attracted the criminal element. Sure, they are very good football players but the school and coaches have a tendency to attract some of the most rotten character of kids. Just look at OSU's fan base and you'll find a very significant batch of the same rotten to the core scumbags. The decent OSU fan base should be worried about that COACH UM is going to bring the same criminal element to Columbus as he did when he brought in criminals at Florida and turned a blind eye to their criminal behavior.

July 13, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Weed is a wonderful waste of time, alcohol loves me,, LSD you've got to be in your prime to survive that high, even then a bad trip can send you begging for mercy.

Ahhhhh...the "Good Old Days".

If only I could remember them.

Yes, Acid could get intense. Never did, or wanted to do, meth or speed....'ludes were too much of a downer.

Weed was just alright with me....back then.

July 13, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Was the recipient of illegal money and cars in college where he was continuously in trouble/suspended, now he's into he's into heroin, pain killers and assault weapons. His "everybody's doing it" attitude and his parents' claiming he was "mistreated" at tOSU didn't help.

July 13, 2013  09:09 AM ET

This should come as a surprise to no one. Look where he went to school.

July 13, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This should come as a surprise to no one. Look where he went to school.

LOL, quite a few schools had/have trouble with players getting into trouble. Look a minor on probation (Jeremy Hill), at a bar, assaults someone, and is given probation, again. When this piece of **** ends up killing somebody down the road, you can say, I remember him back when. Kind of like some people can say about Aaron Hernandez. And we all know that LSU won't do anything but suspend him from a half against Southeast Louisiana State. Come on Miles, "man up" and kick this kid off your team, at least for the season. Just my opinion.

July 13, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL, quite a few schools had/have trouble with players getting into trouble. Look a minor on probation (Jeremy Hill), at a bar, assaults someone, and is given probation, again. When this piece of **** ends up killing somebody down the road, you can say, I remember him back when. Kind of like some people can say about Aaron Hernandez. And we all know that LSU won't do anything but suspend him from a half against Southeast Louisiana State. Come on Miles, "man up" and kick this kid off your team, at least for the season. Just my opinion.

Correction, I know Hill is kick off the LSU team. I just don't know for how long!!!

July 13, 2013  09:29 AM ET

This isn't just an OSU issue, this is life in the BC$, money rules all and Urban Meyer will indeed bring in gangbangers and drug dealers just like at UF IF they win him games. Interesting thing about Heroin is that the Taliban had almost completely eliminated it from Afghanistan until the USA attacked them and now.....record numbers produced annually. Put those OSU 'poppy stickers" on the troops hats.

July 13, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I hope the kid can get his life turned around. This is no way to go.

July 13, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL, quite a few schools had/have trouble with players getting into trouble. Look a minor on probation (Jeremy Hill), at a bar, assaults someone, and is given probation, again. When this piece of **** ends up killing somebody down the road, you can say, I remember him back when. Kind of like some people can say about Aaron Hernandez. And we all know that LSU won't do anything but suspend him from a half against Southeast Louisiana State. Come on Miles, "man up" and kick this kid off your team, at least for the season. Just my opinion.

Good post, and same for the Warden's post.

LSU seems to have more than it's share of criminal elements within the athletics department. This seems to be Miami's image as well. Fan bases justifying and/or making excuses for the behavior doesn't help the school's image either. It won't stop as long as these guys are allowed to escape with minimal consequences. Winning a game is not more important than people's lives.

July 13, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

How many Notre Dame players have been busted for an illgel substance? OSU is efing up big time. Coach Urban Myer is no answer. Sure, sure he will win you some games short term,, but come on.I know in your heart of hearts that you know that Urban is not the one.

Where do I start?
First, Small never played for Meyer, (notice the spelling? MEYER) he was a small (no pun intended) part of the old regime.
Second, it doesn't matter where you go to school, these problems exist in all parts of the country and span all economic classes. Believe it or not, the highly educated/well to do also have problems with drugs! It's just not the poor anymore that struggle with addictions.
And third, You're damn right Urban Meyer will win you some ball games and that's exactly what he has done to date. And if you think for one minute that ND wouldn't trade Kelly for Meyer you are crazy! He has proven that he can recruit across boarders and win national championships! It's not his job to be a father to all the kids on his roster, sure he's there for them if they have problems and need help but these institutions have people in place for just this reason. This allows the coach to coach and the players to play. And I know that in your "heart of hearts" you're jealous that Urban is THE ONE!

July 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

This isn't just an OSU issue, this is life in the BC$, money rules all and Urban Meyer will indeed bring in gangbangers and drug dealers just like at UF IF they win him games. Interesting thing about Heroin is that the Taliban had almost completely eliminated it from Afghanistan until the USA attacked them and now.....record numbers produced annually. Put those OSU 'poppy stickers" on the troops hats.

Unfortunately the heroin that's making its way into the US is predominately from Mexico and its know as Black Tar. The recent spike in opiates has much to do with the Prescription Drugs that doctors are quick to prescribe to people. The patient and/or family member abuses these drugs and when they run out the doctor won't prescribe more. This leads them to look for other avenues which is where the dirt cheap Black Tar Heroin comes into play.
Sure you could loosely tie the Taliban to the production but they have trouble getting their high quality products into the states when Mexico is controlling the market!

July 13, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Where do I start? First, Small never played for Meyer, (notice the spelling? MEYER) he was a small (no pun intended) part of the old regime. Second, it doesn't matter where you go to school, these problems exist in all parts of the country and span all economic classes. Believe it or not, the highly educated/well to do also have problems with drugs! It's just not the poor anymore that struggle with addictions. And third, You're damn right Urban Meyer will win you some ball games and that's exactly what he has done to date. And if you think for one minute that ND wouldn't trade Kelly for Meyer you are crazy! He has proven that he can recruit across boarders and win national championships! It's not his job to be a father to all the kids on his roster, sure he's there for them if they have problems and need help but these institutions have people in place for just this reason. This allows the coach to coach and the players to play. And I know that in your "heart of hearts" you're jealous that Urban is THE ONE!

+1K, TF4E.

July 13, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Typical ranting behavior of Buckeye football haters.

FIFY

 
July 13, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Good post, and same for the Warden's post.LSU seems to have more than it's share of criminal elements within the athletics department. This seems to be Miami's image as well. Fan bases justifying and/or making excuses for the behavior doesn't help the school's image either. It won't stop as long as these guys are allowed to escape with minimal consequences. Winning a game is not more important than people's lives.

Dr. I watched the Hill video and don't quite understand why this isn't an assault, instead of a simple battery, a misdemeanor??

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