All of the sudden, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is a marijuana expert. He thinks weed is addictive and bad for one’s health. He seems to have forgotten that marijuana is legal in one form or another in 25 states. The list keeps growing.
Nonetheless, the old white guys who run the league have still banned marijuana use by NFL players.
“I think you still have to look at a lot of aspects of marijuana use,” Goodell said. “Is it something that can be negative to the health of our players? Listen, you’re ingesting smoke, so that’s not usually a very positive thing that people would say. It does have an addictive nature. There are a lot of compounds in marijuana that may not be healthy for the players long term. All of those things have to be considered.
“And it’s not as simple as someone just wants to feel better after a game. We really want to help our players in that circumstance, but I want to make sure that the negative consequences aren’t something that is something that we’ll be held accountable for some years down the road.”
Seriously? WTF? This is more of the league’s racist b.s.
Read the whole story in the LA Times