Ravens’ Eugene Monroe Donates $10,000 To Marijuana Research

Monroe told CNN last week that the NFL needs to change its stance on marijuana and take a look at the drug's possible benefits as it relates to pain relief and possibly concussions.

MARYLAND: Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe urged NFL players to donate to marijuana research on Tuesday morning, a day after an NFL official acknowledged a link between football-related head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Monroe tackled the issue on Twitter: Realm of Caring Foundation is an organization committed to researching the health benefits of marijuana and educating the public Read the full article…

Antonio Cromartie: NFL Shouldn't Ban Marijuana

Steam comes out of the mouth of Antonio Cromartie as he walks in the cold weather before a game against the Oakland Raiders.

NEW YORK:  NFL players should be allowed to smoke marijuana if they want to, according to Antonio Cromartie. During a recent interview for an entertainment website, the Jets cornerback said the league is wasting its time by banning the drug. “They need to just let it go,” Cromartie told Thisis50.com, a site affiliated with the Read the full article…

Ayanbadejo Says Teammates On One Of His Super Bowl Teams Used Marijuana Week Of Game

I was like, 'Man this is the week of the Super Bowl and you're just going in?'

MARYLAND:  Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in. During a FOX Sports podcast with former NFL linebacker Scott Fujita, Ayanbadejo didn’t disclose which team it was, and he didn’t name Read the full article…

Why The NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

The consequences of injuries sustained by NFL players have gotten more attention lately, in part due to the tragic death of Junior Seau and others who were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. That’s started a debate about safety and the care players receive. The $765 million settlement the league reached with some of the retired players acknowledges past problems, but revising how injuries are treated can help now.

The NFL is in the process of updating its 2010 Policy and Program for Substance Abuse, which currently says any player who tests positive for medical marijuana shall forfeit pay during their suspension.  In the December 23rd issue of ESPN The Magazine an article by Howard Bryant suggests that the NFL embrace medical marijuana. At Americans for Safe Read the full article…

Is Marijuana The Secret Ingredient For NFL Success?

Hurd estimates about half of the NFL gets high during the season. The reasons for lighting up mimic the rest of society: diffusing stress, inducing relaxation and dealing with pain. Though illegal in 48 states, pot appears to be a pretty decent predictor of NFL success.

TEXAS: UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis sentenced Sam Hurd to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking. He was facing 10 years to life.   The tale of disgraced NFL star Sam Hurd is undeniably tragic. The former Dallas Cowboy will pay dearly (if not unfairly) for his transgressions when he is sentenced for his alleged role in Read the full article…