From the Lawrence Journal-World, Chalmers apologizes:
"Everyone who knows me knows I am a good person and I pride myself on doing the right thing," Chalmers said. "I am embarrassed this happened. I broke the rules, but I did not smoke marijuana."Arthur gets his remorse on in the Memphis Commercial-Appeal:
"About the marijuana," Arthur said, "I didn't have any. I didn't have anything to do with marijuana or anything like that. I'd like to clear that up."It doesn't appear the league will test the pair, which seems inconsistent with NBA policy, which allows offseason tests if there is reason to believe toking has occurred. I'm not saying the NBA should proactively test and punish summertime smokers. But if other guys are getting hit with violations and eventual mandatory suspensions, it's only fair these dudes get their lumps, too.
And not to say ladies don't smoke -- but the players are asking us to stretch the contours of common sense if they want us to believe they really weren't involved in any way with the weed being passed around that night. There was enough smoke to set off the alarm. Someone furiously flushed the evidence. Two young ladies were responsible for all that? Uh huh.