These High Paid NFL Stars Love Cannabis

 

We’re now in the lull period for the NFL. While all the coaching vacancies are officially filled, the next stop in the offseason is the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL front offices might be hard at work preparing for free agency and the draft, but the superstars are recovering and, hopefully, enjoying their much-needed time off. Fans of certain players are hoping that they aren’t having too much fun.

The offseason is a time where NFL teams and fans hope their favorite players stay out of the headlines. Unfortunately, the NFL drug test policy is still archaic, and some of the best players in the league get busted for smoking weed.

 

Here are the four best current football players who have been on the wrong end of the rule.

Le’Veon Bell

Arguably the best running back in the league, Le’Veon Bell is one of two Pittsburgh Steelers who earned a ban in 2016 for smoking cannabis. After missing the first three games of the season, Bell emerged as the star of the Steelers’ offense. In just 12 games, Bell notched nearly 1,900 yards from scrimmage.

Bell is known for smoking so much weed that the NFL apparently gave the Steelers star a “random” drug test on April 20th – aka 4/20.

It seems those who suffered most from Bell’s marijuana suspension were fantasy football owners.

Martavis Bryant

Bell’s teammate in Pittsburgh, Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for failing a marijuana drug test. And even without the talented wide receiver, the Steelers reached the AFC Championship Game. Can you imagine if Pittsburgh did have Bryant, along with Antonio Brown and Bell? The Steelers would’ve put up a much bigger fight, that’s for sure.

Bryant, still just 25, will have to prove that he can stay out of trouble in 2017. If he can, then the AFC will be a lot more competitive.

Von Miller

In 2013, Miller was suspended six games for smoking weed. The chicken farmer (seriously) originally was suspended four games before the NFL tacked on two more. However, the Broncos apparently didn’t miss him too much, as they went undefeated during his ban.

Miller has rebounded nicely from his suspension, winning the Super Bowl 50 MVP award in 2016.

Josh Gordon

Unfortunately for the unbelievably talented Josh Gordon, marijuana has been a major factor in derailing his career.

Gordon has been suspended multiple times in his young career, including back in college. When he is on the field, Gordon is an absolute monster, scoring 14 touchdowns in his first two seasons.

Gordon hasn’t played in an NFL regular season game since 2014, after getting suspended for the entire 2015 season and the first four games of the 2016 campaign.

Special Thanks to LC  and Dopemagazine for the original content

 

About
“If you can't figure it out, figure out a "work-around!" The NestEggg Group was founded with a firm belief that working exclusively with professional firms to help them see past their history into the potential of their futures. Your potential is limited only by your creativity. Jeff's business purpose— “why”—centers on changing results through viewing things in new ways. He expounds: “Changing our results requires changing our actions. Because what we do proves what we believe, only when we change our beliefs can we progress. New insights are what cause us to shift our beliefs.” So what results do you want to attain? Call Jeffrey (1-888-987-NEST) when it’s time for progress. About Robert "Jeffrey" Wolter, President The NestEggg Group, Inc & EgggsAct Tax, Inc. & Managing Member NestEggg Investment Advisors Jeffrey is a common sense and productivity strategist. He facilitates and teaches about growth, positioning, and pricing strategies; leadership; operations; business communications and philanthropy. What he does best—differently from others—is energize people while he shows them how to solve business effectiveness. He clarifies the intricate, huts new light. He encourages hope. He sets you up to make development possible. Jeffrey is recognized for his original ideas and success with practical implementation, even as he challenges the "norm". Jeffery is a skilled facilitator. His deep knowledge of his firm(s) operations and ability to understand the intricacies of All of his clients, gives way to sharp observation skills allow his grasp a firm’s nuances quickly. He then guides firm owners and their teams on their unique paths toward improved profitability, smoother operations, stronger cultures and how and when to give back. Since 1998, he's helped more than 5,024 QuickBooks users and business owners achieve results such as: expanding revenues, attracting and inspiring talent, aligning operations with long-term objectives, discovering and leveraging their differentiation, substantially increasing sales and proposal results, strengthening relationships with their clients, and finding more joy in their work. His 25+ year career background includes roles as entrepreneur, finance director, board of director for several nonprofit, creative business development, insurances agency owner, Wealth Management Firm owner, editor, Tax Specialist, Accounting Director, Mediator and more. Before creating his firm in 2007, Jeffrey was an accountant for several well know local firms and individuals. After building a successful accounting practice, he became intrigued and inspired by the uniqueness of how Insurance, Investment's/Wealth Management, Taxes and Accounting/Bookkeeping all tend to work together, he branched out and created his list of Affiliate Companies in 2012 & 2013 In 2013, joined the Intuit Accountants Council and has assisted in the continued enhancement of the popular QuickBooks (Desktop and Online versions) and did so until late 2015. In 2014 with the legalization of Marijuana, Jeff and his team have committed themselves to knowing as much about the industry and being there to offer Cannabis Compliant, Accounting, Tax & Insurance to business owners that have or need help in keeping in with the Federal government's "280E"
Contact Us

Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.