Saturday , Apr , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Josh Howard Admits Marijuana Use; Cuban’s Punishment to Come

Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard brought unexpected and possibly unprecedented attention to himself Friday, just hours before Game 3 of the Mavericks’ first-round series with New Orleans, by openly discussing his offseason marijuana use on Dallas’ ESPN Radio affiliate.

Expounding on comments about marijuana that he made over the weekend to The Dallas Morning News, Howard joined "The Michael Irvin Show" on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM on Friday afternoon and told the Hall of Fame wide receiver that he "probably" would not smoke marijuana in-season even if the league did not have a random testing program. But Howard also described "smoking weed in the offseason sometimes" as his "personal choice and personal opinion."

"I don’t think that’s stopping me from doing my job," Howard told Irvin. [ESPN]