January 30th, 2015
First, congrats to the team on a convincing road win they had to have. Northridge is a bottom feeder and you have to beat those teams, whether at home or on the road. A strong shooting was nite was nice to see, but the waters get deeper tomorrow as the Bows take on Long Beach. The Beach have talent but are up and down. Take last night. They needed OT to beat the worst team in the league, Fullerton. They will be much better at home, and it will take a complete effort by UH to grab a much needed win.
Some what over shadowed by the on court play, is the latest incident you all have read about. Smoking marijuana in a non-smoking hotel room may or may not be a violation of law, but no-one can deny its pretty stupid. Now folks can debate whether smoking a joint is " right or wrong", and certainly not unexpected these days. But do it in the parking lot.
The incident has cost UH at least 500 dollars in cleaning fees, but perhaps more importantly, there does not appear to have been any repercussions. Public statements by UH have been inconsistent and appear to have minimized what is clearly a significant rules violation. If there has been any discipline imposed, no one outside of UH knows about it.
Did this incident require a suspension? That can be debated. And I am interested in your opinions on this. But you have to wonder about what these guys were thinking. Did they think they wouldn't get caught. Smoke in a nonsmoking room, whatever you smoke, and you will get caught and you will have to pay a cleaning fee. Smoke marijuana and you are more than doubling the problem. In my opinion, UH should have taken a stronger stance with these players. Hopefully the lessons are learned and the lack of action wont lead to more issues.