NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says marijuana remains against ‘the best interests’ of the league

Last Updated: Friday, May 5, 2017
(New York Daily News, April 28) The NFL’s chief executive, Roger Goodell, spoke out against marijuana use during a recent appearance on ESPN.
“You’re ingesting smoke, so that’s not usually a positive thing,” he said on the “Mike & Mike” show. “It does have an addictive nature. There are a lot of compounds in marijuana that might not be healthy for players in the long term. It’s not as simple as someone just wants to feel better after a game.”
Currently, a player who tests positive for marijuana is in violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The consequences of failed drug tests range from admission into a substance abuse program to suspension. Read more

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