Purple Haze

Part of the responsibility we have as parents is to look out for trends that may hurt our kids. Recreational drugs are always at or near the top of the list. One recent trend popularized by southern rappers is the use of “Sizzurp” (pronounced siz-erp). Earlier today, former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell (pictured above) was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The substance was the main ingredient in Sizzurp. Russell was released by the Raiders earlier this spring.

I will not disclose the ingredients of Sizzurp, but ESPN gives a detailed report on the drug that can be viewed here. Parents and coaches need to be aware of the dangers associated with this drug. Please stay informed and on-guard. Know who your kids’ friends are and address changes in mood, behavior or health. Let’s keep our kids safe. Until next time…

Be a Good Sport!


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