Old owners thoughts are a drawback to complete removal of it from the list. One unnamed NFL Owner-
“The short answer is no,” one NFL owner said. “At least, not soon. No way. Most owners view marijuana as a destructive drug. Many of us are behind the times when it comes to marijuana.”
In addition, with current rules they have basically said to players, 'I'm paying you (multi) millions of dollars to play. We let you smoke for almost 11 months out of the year untested. And there are some that can't/won't give it up in OTA's and Spring training? Just stop for a month or so while prepping for the season? Maybe they deserve punishment for failing the Perspective and I.Q. test.'
I estimate between 700 to 1000 NFL players partake in using MJ at least 2-3 times a week or more. Out of those how many are caught? The question becomes why can so many get away with it and be clean when needed, but there are a tiny few who can't/won't? Why would any old owner let any of those tiny few failing players skate when the majority of others have no issues?
While Ravens may have had injury, contract/cap issues in regards to letting Eugene Monroe go after all trade talks stalled, the cold distance between team/player says there may have been more; IE: Monroe's public campaigning for MJ use.
**Monroe had surgery to repair a torn labrum (shoulder) this offseason, and used the time off to become the first active NFL player to openly campaign for the use of medical marijuana. The Ravens did not rally behind the cause.**
/// “I promise you, he does not speak for the organization,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said this offseason.
Monroe did not participate in Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and was held out of minicamp after being cleared to play. The Ravens didn’t want to risk another injury that could jeopardize trade discussions. ///
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