Thursday, January 23, 2014

Medical Marijuana and Football

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodwell said, according to Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, that he would consider letting his NFL players to use marijuana for concussion issues. Goodwell believe that since medical doctors say that medical marijuana helps then it would be alright if his players uses marijuana accordingly. But does Goodwell know that marijuana use is currently banned in the NFL? 
If marijuana is going to be allowed to use for NFL players for concussion or other treatments then further research needs to be made. We don't want out NFL players to be using marijuana and finding out later that its not for treatment but for pleasure. 
Marijuana is good in a way and also bad in a way. If used incorrectly, it may lead to the loss of our NFL players. We don't want to be watching a game without our favorite player or players. We don't want our team that we support to be disapponting. We want to see our NFL players to make us have high hopes. 

1 comment:

  1. This is outrageous. I totally agree with you, the nfl should not allow its players to use maijuana. The NFL is a huge part of America and its culture. Allowing the use would have a big effect on its fans. Many people like myself would stop watchin, purchasing, and using items related to the NFL. Allowing the usage of marijuana would hurt the reputation of the NFL. This might encourage younger athletes to use it too. Many of the younger fans who watch will believe that marijuana is okay and should be used when they get hurt in sports. This will have a domino effect and i believe it will not be posotive. Marijuana might help, but further research must be done in order for some fans to remain fans. This is a bold move by the NFL and they should realize the potential effects it has on America.