The last couple of months have been eventful for Ravens safety. During this span he watched as his real job went into a lockout. His professional boxing career got off to a 4-0 start. And most recently, he failed his first drug test of his new found boxing career.
That didn’t take long now did it?
Former Notre Dame and current Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski was among five fighters suspended for failing a drug test after participating in Saturday’s boxing card at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
The Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission tested fighters before Friday’s fights and has suspended those testing positive for 45 days pending a second negative drug test. The drug in question is marijuana or, more specifically, THC.
The weed gets ‘em every time.
Zbikowski’s manager, Chicago-area lawyer and boxing coach Mike Joyce, said that Zbikowski was scheduled to get a second test later today and was confident it would be negative.
“He’s taken all sorts of tests for the NFL and he’s never tested positive … ever,” Joyce said.
Great point by Joyce, but he left out one crucial tidbit. His client has never tested positive because he knew he would tested at some point. During a lockout, there isn’t any testing. So Zbikowski is free to “toke til he chokes”.
Sounds like no one had to remind Zbikowski of that.