At some point when we had the guys from Joe Bucs fan in studio last week Aaron said, "I can't figure it out, but it's like Pat has become this advocate for pot recently."
This is why. I love football. I can't imagine a world without football. However, I'm scared to death of what the game does to the men who play it, and to the league's ridiculous stance on the drugs they use to deal with those men's conditions.
Considering how many ex-NFL players have committed suicide, and how many others have said that marijuana has saved their lives, the NFL's refusal to change their stance considering the blinding amount of evidence that the plant could be beneficial for its athletes is nothing short of immoral.
I love the NFL. I say all the time that NFL football is the greatest game on earth. That doesn't change the fact that football is a dangerous game that changes people who play it. It's time for the NFL to stop testing its players for marijuana and start testing marijuana for its players. Instead of being cold and hiding behind ignorance, be the league that goes above and beyond for its athletes. The NFL should be out in front of this science instead of pretending it doesn't exist. The excuse that they're worried about being sued 10-years from now because they discontinue a ridiculous rule is ludicrous. If they're really more concerned about what marijuana use will do to player's brains than what football and opiods being used in its place do, then they're absolutely brain dead.
Watch these videos. Watch Dr. Sunjay Gupta's documentaries. Look at the people dropping dead around the country because of opiods, and you'll realize the real question here is, how is this even a debate?