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(The New York Times)   N.F.L. bows to marijuana's new status, expected to be big hit among players   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-04-13 11:51:37 AM  
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You had the time to go through and overhaul your contract so that allllllll these "unfair" punishments would be a thing of the past. You held the power. Instead you gave in so you could smoke weed. The above statement stands.
 
2020-04-13 12:38:27 PM  
this calls for a super bowl
 
2020-04-13 12:40:26 PM  
I remember when Josh Gordon failed a drug test in 2014 and the league suspended him for the season, later cut to "only" ten games on appeal.  Meanwhile Ray Rice beat his fiancée in an elevator and drags her unconscious body off by her hair and is suspended a whole two games.

Granted, that wasn't Gordon's first positive piss test and the league was bound by the CBA, but it's still all kinds of messed up that the NFL ever thought that hitting a bong is worse than hitting your woman.
 
2020-04-13 12:58:42 PM  

Robo Beat: Granted, that wasn't Gordon's first positive piss test and the league was bound by the CBA, but it's still all kinds of messed up that the NFL ever thought that hitting a bong is worse than hitting your woman.


it's because NFL *fans* are generally angrier about players who smoke weed than players who hit women
 
2020-04-13 1:08:06 PM  

Robo Beat: Granted, that wasn't Gordon's first positive piss test and the league was bound by the CBA, but it's still all kinds of messed up that the NFL ever thought that hitting a bong is worse than hitting your woman.


one that absolutely puzzled me to no end, about a decade ago this happened.  former QB Wade Wilson was a coach, something like, "assistant QB coach" or "quality control" coach, something like that, and was taking a prescribed medication  for some issue.  it was on the banned list.  Goodell suspended him like 6 games.  he was a coach.  he wasn't playing.  it was a prescribed medication.  NFL didn't care.
 
2020-04-13 1:17:49 PM  
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"What could have been"
 
2020-04-13 2:10:12 PM  

Robo Beat: I remember when Josh Gordon failed a drug test in 2014 and the league suspended him for the season, later cut to "only" ten games on appeal.  Meanwhile Ray Rice beat his fiancée in an elevator and drags her unconscious body off by her hair and is suspended a whole two games.

Granted, that wasn't Gordon's first positive piss test and the league was bound by the CBA, but it's still all kinds of messed up that the NFL ever thought that hitting a bong is worse than hitting your woman.


Ray Rice wasn't punished because he got his fiance. He was punished because you found out he hit her. The two games was when it was found out. The upgraded season was after you saw the video. Had it never surfaced and stayed an internal family matter, the league wouldn't have done a damned thing.
 
2020-04-13 2:55:31 PM  

rickythepenguin: Robo Beat: Granted, that wasn't Gordon's first positive piss test and the league was bound by the CBA, but it's still all kinds of messed up that the NFL ever thought that hitting a bong is worse than hitting your woman.

one that absolutely puzzled me to no end, about a decade ago this happened.  former QB Wade Wilson was a coach, something like, "assistant QB coach" or "quality control" coach, something like that, and was taking a prescribed medication  for some issue.  it was on the banned list.  Goodell suspended him like 6 games.  he was a coach.  he wasn't playing.  it was a prescribed medication.  NFL didn't care.


"The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky it will probably slap another two years probation on Cleveland State.'' -  Jerrry Tarkanian

Suspending him 6 games won't effect anything on the field (even less as he probably still has to coach unpaid during practice).  This lets them look tough on drugs for free labor.
 
2020-04-14 9:44:47 PM  
Some former players warn that the looser rules could lead to a spike in drug abuse. Randy Grimes, who played 10 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now works as a substance abuse counselor after a long battle with opioid addiction, said that the N.F.L. must do more to address the mental health problems that drugs both mask and amplify.
"The marijuana now is incredibly engineered and potent, and it's trouble waiting to happen," he said. "I'm in the industry that sees the danger of mood-altering substances, and that's what marijuana is."


Oh, fark off.
 
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