However, one narrative that has yet to be mentioned until now is the role marijuana could play in the game in Colorado where recreational use of the drug is legal.
According to Doug Kyed of NESN.com, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has spoken to his team about ‘not being stupid’ on this business trip.
“It’s a business trip,” the appropriately named Blount said. “Nobody is going to care about that. Bill told us about it. He basically told us, ‘Don’t go out there and be stupid.’ [That’s] really good advice.”
While it is legal for the ordinary citizen heading to Mile High Stadium on Sunday for the game with the winner headed to the Super Bowl, it is still a drug outlawed by the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Did you ever imagine a scenario where Belichick would have to seriously mention to his players that smoking weed before a football game–let alone the AFC Championship Game–would ever be thing that happened in real life?
[h/t to Bleacher Report's Tyler Murphy for bringing this to our attention.]