We're not disagreeing. That's why I lament the inconsitency we've seen over the years in the administering of fines and suspensions.
As for Josh Gordon, it isn't so much the penalty I protest versus the test itself. The World Anti-Doping Agency is the organization that set the 15 ng/L threshold. They have since changed that threshold to 150 ng/L. I blame the NFLPA for not amending their agreement to reflect the new standards. But Josh's "positive" test was inconclusive at best, even at the 15 mark. Two cups, one tests 16 nanograms, and the other tests 13 nanograms. That's inconclusive. Imagine you were on a jury and presented that evidence. Would that be concrete enough for you to send a guy up for a year? Not for me, especially when I knew he had passed 70 previous tests.
I am anti-drug but given the number of states legalizing marijuana I don't see how some professional sports can continue to justify the stiff penalties for using marijuana unless they change the policy on alcohol use as well. .