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"Um, why do you know what that is?" I asked my 17-year-old son, raising my eyebrow in a way only moms can. "It's in rap songs, Mom," he said, kindly refraining from rolling his eyes. "Whew, that's a relief," I thought, but I searched online just to be sure. He's right; it's in plenty of rap songs, and I can even make Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin' on Some Siz-erp" my ringtone for $2.99.
"Purple drank" or "Siz-erp" - a concoction of codeine cough syrup, soda, and candy - may be becoming a problem in pro sports, but probably no more than any other drug. It's just the newest trend. Had it not been around, I'm guessing JaMarcus Russell and Johnny Jolly would have been doing something else.
Sadly, some professional athletes do drugs. Then again, true athletes wouldn't harm their bodies, so I hesitate to call them athletes. At least the NFL has given Jolly a one-year suspension without pay, a fitting punishment since the lack of respect for his body is a detriment to his team. And Russell, a free agent, will find that NFL teams will hesitate to sign him. That's expensive cough syrup. Hopefully Jolly and Russell will think twice now before "Sippin' on some siz-erp."
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