Pill-Popping, Painkiller-Pushing NFL Out-of-Step on Pot

The NFL has never demonstrated an honest-to-goodness concern about the safety and well-being of its laborers. It hid the danger of concussions for years, while also pumping buckets of painkillers into the workforce. The only thing that matters is the players’ availability to suit up – as often as possible for as long as they’re effective.

But Commissioner Roger Goodell and company can’t say that. They have to give the impression that the NFL is family. The concerned parents sit in offices, fretting over the rambunctious youngsters running around the field And like all good parents know, rules are one-way only: “Do as we say, not as we do.”

Washington’s star left tackle, Trent Williams, was suspended for marijuana at the end of the 2011 season. He was suspended again on Tuesday, reportedly for missing a drug test. He’ll miss the next four games during a crucial stretch against Minnesota, Green Bay, Dallas and Arizona.

– Read the entire article at The Washington Post.