This story was too good to pass up, even if it's the day after. According to the AJC, the water bottle contained his jewelery. It all makes sense now!
See Mike, you know better than to stash your hemp necklaces in your water bottle. You know The Man is just going to try to take you down for it. But it was awfully brave of you to come out weeks later and tell the truth about what happened. Without your testimony, why, we'd just assume that you had a hidden compartment on your water bottle that smelled like marijuana but were still acquitted of any charges. Wouldn't that be awful?
"How do you think that made me feel? That was tough on me. That was tough on my family and friends because we knew those accusations weren't right. I said to myself, why even say anything. At the time people were not going to believe me. I just wanted to wait for the results to come back and let the smoke clear and get my head together and enjoy my offseason. It's over. I was cleared, and I was happy about that.
"I'm not stupid. I'm not crazy. I would never do anything like that."
Yeah, I'm kinda skeptical. There's always the chance that he's telling the truth, of course. The problem is that everyone else's version of everything seems to contradict his. Unless there's some kind of vast conspiracy to bury his reputation, I'm gonna go ahead and not put much weight into this. But don't worry, Mike. All you have to do is have a good season and nobody will ever talk about this thing again.