It’s every football fans ultimate fantasy to win an all expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl.
For one B.C. resident his dream came true but was shattered when the U.S. customs agent denied him entry into the U.S.A.
Victoria resident Myles Wilkinson won the all expenses paid trip through his fantasy football league contest beating out nearly four million others.
He was en-route the Super Bowl at Pearson International Airport on Thursday before custom agents learned of a marijuana possession conviction from over 30 years ago and denied him to board his plane.
Wilkinson told CBC news that he “had two grams of cannabis” and “paid a $50 fine.”
I can’t believe that this is happening, for something that happened 32 years ago.”
It is not uncommon for U.S. customs agents to deny Canadians with drug charges into the country. It’s ridiculous however when you look at the fact that states like Washington and Colorado have legalized the recreational use of it, but still punishing people for something that happened 32 years ago.
As somewhat of a condolence prize, Bud Light Canada invited Wilkinson to attend their Super Bowl Party on Sunday. From the looks of it Myles still had a good time.
Although his story is still depressing at least Bud Light came out and gave him a time to remember. Instead of attending the Super Bowl miles got to be up close with some NFL talent
“I’m a huge Seattle Seahawks fan, and Shaun Alexander is one of the all-time greats,” said Wilkinson, 51. “When he arrived at the Commodore, he got out of the limo and said, ‘Where’s Myles?’
“He walked right over and gave me a football.”