Yes, Shane Ray was cited for marijuana possession just three days before the NFL draft.
And yes, it damaged his chances in the draft. And yaaaas, Ray was drafted by the Denver Broncos on Thursday, one of two NFL teams that hails from a state that now legally sells marijuana to adults over 21.
Lots of jokes to be made, advice to be given, judgement to be distributed, shade to be thrown. And Twitter didn’t let us down on any of those fronts.
Here are 30 ways Twitter responded to the news that Ray is moving to Free Colorado to play for the Broncos, home to Von Miller.
And the Shane Ray/marijuana/Colorado jokes begin….now. #NFLDraft
— Cousin Sal (@TheCousinSal) May 1, 2015
Broncos first round pick Missouri LB Shane Ray was recently cited for marijuana possession. (your joke here) #9NEWS
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray not only gets to play for Denver Broncos, he'll get a marijuana strain named after him in Colorado. #WinWin
— Ben Maller (@benmaller) May 1, 2015
It should be pointed out with Shane Ray pick that while marijuana is legal in Colorado, it is a banned substance according to NFL.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 1, 2015
— ramonandyouth (@JeTSpAcecOWboy) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray: caught with marijuana, drafted by the team from Denver. Oh yeah, it's legal over there. #PerfectFit
— SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) May 1, 2015
How happy is Shane Ray, Mizzou's defensive end who was arrested this week for marijuana possession, to be going to the Broncos? #MizzouMade
— Taylor Blatchford (@blatchfordtr) May 1, 2015
Yes, marijuana is legal in Colorado, but Shane Ray will still not be allowed to partake. NFL rules supersede state law.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray ironically ends up in a state with legalized marijuana. #NFLDraft
— NFL Sports Talk (@nflsportstalk7) May 1, 2015
Broncos get their man Shane Ray. No marijuana issues in Colorado…
— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) May 1, 2015
This is the part where Shane Ray pretends marijuana is very very bad … while going to a state where weed is legal. Our country is dumb.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 1, 2015
Team that plays in state where marijuana is legal trades up to get Shane Ray.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray's bust was the most celebrated pot-related news since Cheech & Chong's first album. Calm the F down. Dude can ball.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray. Colorado. Pot's legal. Just sayin. #GiddyUpBronco
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray to the Broncos. Recreational pot is legal in Colorado. Win-win.
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) May 1, 2015
All the Shane Ray/Colorado pot jokes are just that. Regardless of law in Denver, marijuana use still regulated by NFL rules.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) May 1, 2015
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) May 1, 2015
How about Shane Ray to Denver at 23 going to a state where pot is legal—you can't make this stuff up! LOL
— Wayne Larrivee (@waynelarrivee) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray to Denver. Perfection. #420Everyday
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) May 1, 2015
Shane Ray drafted By Denver where Cannabis is legal. Now he can medicate in peace!
— CanadaMarijuana (@CanadaMarijuana) May 1, 2015
I can already see the promos Shane Ray is gonna do for the Denver cannabis dispensaries #NFLDraft2015
— Tim (@King_of_Goonz) May 1, 2015
I'm glad Shane Ray went first round even after that cannabis citation
— Moe Jones (@MoeJones21) May 1, 2015
Also, there's a joke in here sonewhere about Shane Ray getting to play in a state that's legalized cannabis consumption
— Anakin, MBA (@JothamKabuye) May 1, 2015
Colorado cannabis laws and Shane Ray would seem problematic no?
— Carlton Banks (@HardlieASecret) May 1, 2015
lol wait Shane Ray's "character thing" was that he got caught with WEED? I thought you guys were saying he had a DUI or somethin. WEED, MAN?
— Brian Schmid (@SchmanthonyP) May 1, 2015
Appropriate that former MIZZOU DE Shane Ray was picked by Denver Broncos. Weed and Rocky Mountain high's are legal there… Good Luck Shane.
— Charles Andy Arnold (@arnoldlobbycom) May 1, 2015
I Jus Realized #ShaneRay Got Cited For Weed And Got Drafted By The Broncos…Idk If That's Good Or Bad….?????!!!!!
— Ahmad Dixon (@MrBU_5ix) May 1, 2015
Worrying about Shane Ray in Colorado is odd to me. That’s to assume that NFL players struggle to score weed in any other city.
— Nate Kreckman (@NateKreckman) May 1, 2015
— Best Buds (@BestBudsApp) May 1, 2015
anyone else realize that Shane Ray, who was cited 4 pot Monday, got drafted by a team who plays in Colorado, a state where pot is legal
— Jason DeHart (@jaytdehart) May 1, 2015