Dallas' Newy is the City's Newest Star

One viral video is all it takes to become an instant celebrity.

By Lori Preuitt
|  Friday, Oct 29, 2010  |  Updated 8:28 PM PDT
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Newy Scruggs got derailed during his live shot by nearby Giants fans smoking marijuana at McCovey Cove.

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San Francisco has a new celebrity: Dallas sports anchor Newy Scruggs, whose comment about people smoking weed outside AT&T Park before Game 1 of the World Series became a viral video on the Internet.

Scruggs noticed the smell of marijuana Wednesday during a live shot that aired in Dallas.  He declared, "Right over there, there's people smoking weed."  He said it in a good natured way, but he was clearly a little put off by the outdoor scent.

In his next report he added, "And the police aren't doing anything."

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Newy told NBC Bay Area he has posed for more than a hundred photos today as people recognized him as "the weed" guy.   

By the way, there was also a noticeable police presence in the area.  One admitted marijuana user said that the dozen cops along the cove Thursday have never been there before.

Depending on your stance on public pot smoking, you can thank or blame Newy for that as well.

Newy isn't the only one commenting pot and Giants fans. Slugger Josh Hamilton, who battles addictions, told the New York Post, "I could smell weed in the outfield. It was crazy. I was looking at the cops a couple of times during the game."
 

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