NFL star Sam Hurd was sentenced to a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking this week, but not before dropping the bombshell that he and over 20 of his former Dallas Cowboy teammates regularly smoked high-grade marijuana during the 2006 to 2010 seasons. With this shocking admission, CultureMap Dallas believes that marijuana might actually be the key to winning in the NFL.
The piece cites facts such as over that time frame, the Cowboys made the playoffs three times and boasted a combined winning record of 48-32.
This year, the Seattle Seahwawks (9-1) and the Denver Broncos (8-1) have the best records in the league in the only states where marijuana is legal. Meanwhile in Florida--the nation's toughest state on pot--the Miami Dolphins sport a 4-5 record and both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-8.
In addition to all that, former NFL running back Ricky Williams said marijuana was "like Popeye to Spinach" in an interview last month.
Perhaps if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't have such strict punishments for marijuana, he'd have a better product on the field.