American Judo Star Sent Home From Olympics After Eating Weed, Uh, Accidentally

We hope he made the most of that brownie. Photo: Frank Fife/AFP/Getty Images

We imagine that in some sitcom at some point, a person has eaten a pot brownie by mistake, thinking it was a regular brownie, and humorous consequences ensued. We doubt it has ever happened in real life, because in real life pot brownies aren’t just left laying out on the table for anyone to come by and eat, and if they are, it’s probably in a context where one should expect pot brownies to be present. But apparently this did happen for the first time ever to American judoka (which is what you call someone who does judo) Nicholas Delpopolo, who was just sent home from the Olympics after failing a drug test:

My positive test was caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with marijuana, before I left for the Olympic Games. I apologize to the U.S. Olympic Committee, to my teammates, and to my fans, and I am embarrassed by this mistake.

We  guess we would be embarrassed too if a pot brownie fell out of a window and landed in our mouth as we were walking down the street. What are the chances!?!

Still, it’s kind of ridiculous that a guy’s Olympic hopes have been destroyed because of a positive marijuana test. Not steroids, not blood doping — weed. Does anyone believe weed could possibly help a guy excel at judo? We haven’t seen judo in a while — do you win points for falling asleep in the middle of a match now?

Olympic Judo Star Sent Home for Eating Weed