Well, saying he got busted is a little over the top. Lincecum was driving in his home state, at a rate of 76 mph in a 60-zone. He was pulled over by a state trooper, who, upon contacting Lincecum, smelled weed in the vehicle. Lincecum was found in possession of about 3.3 grams of marijuana.
The media is making a big deal about this, but I really do not see what the excitement is about. Manny Ramirez and Big Papi both got busted using serious PEDs, and the baseball world seemed not to really care (especially regarding David Ortiz. That was in the news for about a week).
I mean, seriously. Take a gander at the handsome fellow to the left. If that is not the face of a stoner, I am not sure what is. This is not really a huge revelation. Thankfully, the guy plays in the San Francisco Bay Area, a place known for its tolerance of marijuana usage.
I hope this remains a story for about a week, and then fades away.
Knowing ESPN, this will be the most they follow the Giants all year.