It's pretty small minded to think NOLA is the only place he could get it.
I didn't say that and don't think that at all. In fact, he could end up in a city where it's much easier to get it. Like SF if their reported interest is legit.
But, in NOLA, he can go back to the well. He knows guys who are running it. It would be so easy to revert back. In a new city, he has to ask around and seek it out. Granted, in SF, he could just walk around golden gate park and find it, but that's an OT lounge topic. And even then, looking for it on the street ups the level of risk of an arrest. If the kid can get a highschool buddy to deliver it to his new, swank house in NOLA, he's more likely to do it.
As for his teammates, I acknowledged that plenty of players smoke weed and still play at a high level. Of course there will be some on any team he lands with. But, he'd have to seek out those teammates, and that's a much bigger risk than he (hopefully) would be willing to take. Word gets around the locker room, it will make its way upstairs.
Of course there is no sure fire way to prevent him from getting in trouble again (odds are he will get back into no matter what just a matter of whether he gets caught). But the saints brass would be fools to draft him, unless he really plummets for some reason and the risk-reward equation makes it a no-brainer. But that I don't see that happening.
This post was edited on 2/27 at 11:49 am