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Eugene Monroe opens up about NFL’s drug policy

Eugene Monroe played seven seasons in the NFL. He was a top-10 pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2009 and saw himself traded to the Baltimore Ravens midway through the 2013 season. Monroe, who starred playing college football at Virginia, abruptly called it quits on his NFL career this past spring. This decision came after the former offensive tackle spoke out about the...
Via Sportsnaut
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NFLPA to study marijuana as a medical alternative to painkillers

The NFL needs to either get with the times or continue to face widespread backlash from its players. This was only magnified on election night when two more states where the NFL houses teams, California and Massachusetts, legalized marijuana for recreational use. This now means that seven different NFL teams (just less than one quarter of the 32 that make up the NFL), now play in...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 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

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

Eugene Monroe donates $80,000 for marijuana research

Doubling down on his push for the NFL to legalize the use of marijuana for players suffering from pain, Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe has donated $80,000 for marijuana research at the University of Pennsylvania. Last week, Monroe preempted this move by starting a website that campaigns the NFL to remove marijuana from its list of banned substances (read more here). He and...
Via Sportsnaut
May 13, 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

Snubbed? Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Ravens
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens needed an OT – Eugene Monroe needed a winning team

Eugene Monroe may be the biggest and best move the Baltimore Ravens have and will make this offseason. Earlier today the Ravens finalized a deal with Eugene Monroe that will keep him in Baltimore for the next five seasons at $7.5 million per year. That last part is the best part. About a week ago it was mostly reported that Monroe wanted upwards of $10 million annually and wasn’t...
Via cover32 - Ravens
March 12, 2014  |  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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