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The Grass Is Always Greener – Time For The NFL To Let The Players Use Marijuana To Combat Pain During Seasonal Play

In July of this year, CNN reported that the DEA launched an investigation into claims that NFL players have been illegally provided with powerful prescription drugs, namely painkillers, in order to keep them active on the roster.  This wasn’t some street-corner-drug-dealing probe. Rather, the DEA believed players’ doctors and trainers were directly providing the narcotics. The...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL seeks to dismiss former players' painkillers lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers in court papers deny the allegations and argue that the former players waited too long to file...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers in court papers deny the allegations and argue that the former players waited too long to...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stretch Before Football Season

Across every sports spectrum, except soccer, you hear the same thing in August. “Are you ready for some football?” The fans are ready to go rabid, the ex-players, the has-beens, and the never was-ers. It’s the time of year when everyone is great, everyone’s a champion, and even people who’ve never played the game tape their angles and put on eye-black. Add wives and friends...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Second wave of former players join NFL lawsuit

Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley added his name to a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing powerful narcotics and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health. "The first thing people ask is, knowing what happened, would you do it again?" said Wiley, currently an ESPN analyst. "No. No I wouldn't." The lawsuit was originally...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Player Calls the NFL a Cult

You read that headline right. Former NFL linebacker Terry Crews, who played a total of 32 games in three seasons back in the 1990′s, has some strong words against the National Football League and its prescription drug-related issue that is now being brought to the front burner due to a lawsuit that was filed in San Francisco against the league this week.  Crews, who is now an...
Via Sportsnaut
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-players say teams gave pain pills 'like candy'

Former NFL lineman Jeremy Newberry often hobbled into the 49ers locker room on game days using a walking boot and crutches, then lined up behind as many as two dozen teammates, in his case to get a shot of the painkiller Toradol in the butt. Ten minutes later, he sprinted out of the tunnel and onto the field. The toughness of pro football players may be legendary, but a lawsuit filed...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL players say teams gave pain pills out ‘like candy’

The NFL is about to face a whirlwind of backlash thanks to a lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of more than 600 former players. The suit alleges that team physicians and trainers across the league routinely handed out powerful drugs and other controlled substances on game days to help players mask their pain. Though it’s not shocking that the use of painkillers is rampant across...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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