The NFL Should Be Investing In Marijuana Research If It Wants To Survive

According to Omalu, “NFL doctors told me that if 10% of mothers in this country would begin to perceive football as a dangerous sport, that is the end of football.”

The National Football League has survived more public relations crises in the past year than most multi-billion dollar organizations endure in a decade. Yet the greatest existential threat to the NFL - if not to the existence of football itself - still remains Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or “CTE.” As former All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau’s documented struggle with CTE demonstrated, Read the full article…

NFL Limits On Marijuana Still Strict, But Not Really

Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL, although the league slightly relaxed testing standards in its revised Policy and Program on Substances for Abuse.

Tug McGraw was once asked which he preferred, Astroturf or grass. “I don’t know,” he said. “I never smoked Astroturf.” That was 1974, when artificial turf was relatively new and he was more famous as a relief pitcher than as Tim McGraw’s father. Forty years later, professional athletes don’t crack many marijuana jokes in public Read the full article…

NFL Reportedly To Renegotiate Drug Policy, Reduce Marijuana Punishments

A source told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the renegotiation of the drug policy, which has been going on since 2011 and includes testing for HGH, also will significantly increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test and reduce the punishments for violations involving that drug.

Marijuana has been a hot topic in both college football and the NFL recently, and the NFL is reportedly set to address the issue by renegotiating the current drug policy. The new rules will reportedly reduce the punishments handed out for marijuana use, per Dan Graziano of ESPN.com: When and if the NFL’s new drug policy is finalized and Read the full article…