A NFL GM recently made the public proclamation that roughly 30-40% of players in this year’s draft class partake of the green ganja. The GM also opined that this year’s class was pretty much in line with the rest of the NFL when it comes to pot. This is of course big news, especially considering the illegality of marijuana when it comes to playing in the NFL.
NFL Draft favorite Shane Ray was cited for possession of marijuana Monday morning in Cooper County, Missouri. Ray is scheduled to attend Thursday night’s NFL Draft in Chicago, and was rated the No. 15 draft pick before the news broke. However, now many are speculating his rating will decrease dramatically — even dropping him down to the second or third round.
The NFL gets so many weed-related headlines, we need to start its own section. This time, Atlanta Falcons RB Jason Snelling was arrested and charged with marijuana possession after cops pulled him over for erratic driving.
One officer even insinuated that Snelling tried to pull a "Super Troopers" move and eat the marijuana, as he noticed Snelling had a green leafy substance in his mouth. Snelling denied that claim.
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.
In the wake of former NFL star Sam Hurd's arrest and 15-year prison sentence for planning a drug-distribution scheme, reports from Sports Illustrated also say that Hurd frequently smoked high-grade marijuana shipped from California and distributed it to teammates over five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
Hurd admitted to smoking on Cali's finest “all day, every day, and I didn’t want to hear anyone trying to tell me I had a problem.”
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe spent his bye week smoking and driving. And getting arrested.
After a traffic stop for speeding, Riverside, Missouri police smelled marijuana inside Bowe's vehicle and found a little over 10 grams of marijuana, according to NBC Sports.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell absolutely can't stand it when players smoke weed, so expect Bowe to incur a heavy fine and a suspension of up to six games.