Now that marijuana is legal in two states with NFL franchises, the debate about the league’s policy on the issue has opened up. It is very interesting and the medicinal benefits of it helping athletes dealing with pain has been discussed. According to Dom Cosentino of NJ.com, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said in an interview with Ashlee Ray of This is 50 that the league needs to let it go.
“They need to just let it go. We’re just going to do it anyway,” Cromartie said. “They just need to let it go. They need to go ahead and say, ‘Ya’ll go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.’”
NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell said the league’s office is monitoring it, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.
“We’ll continue to follow the medicine. Our experts right now are not indicating that we should change our policy in any way. We are not actively considering that at this point in time. But if it goes down the road sometime, that’s something that we would never take off the table.”
[h/t] Bleacher Report
Topics: New York Jets