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Eugene Monroe Retires From NFL At 29, Is ‘Terrified’ He Might Have CTE

Brain damage in football has become a serious issue in recent years, and Eugene Monroe is the latest player to quit the game he loves because of it. The 29-year-old offensive lineman, who was released by the Baltimore Ravens in June, announced his retirement Thursday after just eight NFL seasons. In a post on The Players’ Tribune, Monroe said he’s worried about contracting...
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Monroe retires at 29, says he is ‘terrified’ of brain injuries

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe announced on Thursday that he is retiring from the NFL after just seven seasons. In a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune, the 29-year-old Monroe spoke about how football has consumed his life but he now must put his family first. More specifically, he said he is “terrified” of the damage he might have already caused...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants still have interest in Eugene Monroe

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman and medical marijuana advocate Eugene Monroe may be getting back into the NFL. The New York Giants are looking for offensive line depth and are reportedly interested in Monroe. “This is the position most likely to add a player who may contribute before the season starts,” per Jordan Raanan of “The Giants still have interest in...
Via Sportsnaut
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Monroe will continue fight for medical marijuana in NFL

Earlier in the week, former Baltimore Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe was noticeably absent from the team’s off-season activities, at which point the Ravens made it clear that they would either trade or release him. Baltimore made good on that threat, releasing its starting left tackle on Wednesday. Following the release, there was some speculation that Baltimore’s reasoning...
Via Sportsnaut
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baltimore Ravens release Eugene Monroe

After veteran offensive tackle Eugene Monroe failed to show up for the Baltimore Ravens' offseason activities this week, the team made it clear that he would either be traded or released. That latter possibility has reportedly happened with ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicating that Baltimore has released the seven-year veteran. This all seemed to come completely out of left field...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Eugene Monroe skips minicamp, expected to be traded or released

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe failed to show up to mandatory minicamp and is now expected to be released or traded, per Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. As for Monroe, it appears that Ravens are moving on him from him, either via trade or release. Situation should be settled soon. — Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 14, 2016 Since coming over to Baltimore...
Via Sportsnaut
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Could the NFL be changing its marijuana policy soon?

The National Football League in recent years has come under fire for its marijuana policy. Journalists and fans have scrutinized the NFL for having too strict of a policy for players who were caught with the drug in their system. Marijuana is still a banned substance in the NFL and has led to multiple big player suspensions in recent years. The last time the NFL changed its policy...
Via The Comeback
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Eugene Monroe calls for NFL to end marijuana ban

No matter how seriously the NFL tackles the issue of player safety, football remains a dangerous game. Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, in an article he wrote for The Players’ Tribune, says that the game’s devastating toll on the body could be eased if the NFL allowed marijuana for medical purposes. Monroe says that it’s still routine for players to line up in the...
Via The Sports Daily
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens' Eugene Monroe donates $10K to marijuana research

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe was active on Twitter Tuesday morning voicing his opinion on a number of subjects. Monroe stated somewhere along the line he was donating $10,000 to marijuana research and called on his fellow NFL players to do the same. The legalization of marijuana continues to be a topic of conversation in the United States, with states having the...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Where’s Eugene Monroe rank among best free agents in the 2014 class?

With Super Bowl XLVIII in the books, the 2013 season is officially in the rearview mirror. Thus, it’s time to look ahead to 2014. But before teams gather for training camp in July, play preseason games in August and tee it up for real in September, they have some roster building to do. While the NFL Draft in May will get most of the attention, free agency, which starts on March...
Via cover32 - Ravens
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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