Should the NFL Test for Pot?


First of all, marijuana is an illegal drug and this article does not condone its use, but there are some questions as to why the NFL has it on their banned substances list.  Marijuana use only impedes someone’s physical performance and mental ability; it definitely is not a performance-enhancing drug.  A player who smokes weed won’t have an advantage over anyone else on the field; in fact they will have a disadvantage.

Why does the NFL feel the need to play police officer?  Using an illegal drug is exactly that: illegal.  It is up to the law to punish people who do something illegal, not the NFL.  By testing for pot and punishing players for it’s use the NFL is basically just publicizing
their dirty laundry and it doesn’t appear they are gaining anything because marijuana use doesn’t effect the purity of the game like steroids do.

It appears Denver RB Travis Henry will face a one-year suspension for testing positive for marijuana.  He is just the most recent and there will surely be more this season.  Dear Fans, some of your favorite players smoke blunts but just haven’t gotten caught yet.  The NFL is jeopardizing players’ careers by punishing them for something that doesn’t affect their performance on the field.  But a similar argument could be made for the dummies smoking the dope; they are jeopardizing their careers by getting high.  But the bottom line: Should the NFL even waste their time testing for marijuana?  What do you think?

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3 Responses to “Should the NFL Test for Pot?”

  1. sam detoro says:

    who cares if they smoke pot???
    ricky williams was beast when he played, he was one of the best running backs in the nfl and he still smoked pot. yea, it does have bad effects that will effect the player preformance but if thats what they want to do than let them.

  2. Bobbowski says:

    Word to that. I think if players what to smoke some ganja, so be it. The only objection I have is that for any job these days a drug test is required. For some reason more subjective than lawful.

  3. cacaman says:

    i believe this is retarded. if players want to slow down their performance, make less money, then let them be