It is ironic that, of the two widely-used coping substances of alcohol and marijuana, neither of which provide players with a competitive advantage, the League has seen fit to ban the one that is more appealing to an NFL player's lifestyle. I mean if I'm an NFL player and I need to get my mind off personal problems, do I wanna do it by consuming hundreds or thousands of calories, while simultaneously dehydrating myself and ensuring that I won't want to work out tomorrow, or would I wanna light up and deal with none of those particular side effects?
I mean I get that the reason is that marijuana is still illegal in most states. But still. It's dumb. And for many more reasons than the minor one that I just mentioned.