Eugene Monroe on NFL, CTE and How Weed Changed His Life

Former Ravens tackle talks to Rolling Stone about the role marijuana has played in managing the pain he’s still dealing with from his career in the NFL.

Eugene Monroe announced his retirement from the NFL on July 21st, 2016, about one month after his release from the Baltimore Ravens.

Like many players who have recently made the decision to retire at an early age, Monroe cited concerns over his long-term health as the primary reason for leaving the game he loves at only 29 years old. While he was a durable player before he arrived in Baltimore, a number of injuries forced him to miss a total of 20 regular season games over his three seasons with the Ravens. To this day, he still claims to be feeling the effects of one particular concussion he suffered in Week One of the 2015 season.

– Read the entire article at Rolling Stone.