The NFL reached out to the NFL Players Association to open the discussion about the “potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool,” the Washington Post reports.
“We look forward to working with the Players Association on all issues involving health and safety of our players,” the NFL’s executive vice president of communications said of the letter written to the NFLPA.
Although the NFL currently bans the use of marijuana, many ballers have faced discipline for violating the substance abuse policy. From the outside looking in, many fans question the reasoning behind risking a multimillion-dollar opportunity for a little weed. But it seems there may be a deeper issue behind the excessive substance abuse violations in the NFL.