Ravens’ Eugene Monroe advocating NFL to legalize marijuana

In order to promote the medicinal benefits of marijuana, Baltimore Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe has launched a website urging the NFL to drop their ban on the substance.

Monroe posted this introduction to his Facebook page encouraging his followers to check out his site.

“I’m excited to unveil my new website: visit www.eugenemonroe.com to learn more about my story and why I’m campaigning for the NFL to remove marijuana from the banned substances list. Let me know what you think!”

Clearly, Monroe is not a man to shy away from promoting a campaign he believes in. In March, Monroe took to Twitter to discuss how marijuana could possibly aid in preventing or easing brain injuries.

Practically every week in the NFL last season, players were sidelined due to the league’s concussion protocol.

With concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) gaining more attention in the NFL, Monroe appears to be reaching out to the league in a unique fashion to get its attention on what is a serious and growing problem.

While Monroe seems sincere, his efforts are not likely to sway NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from changing the league’s stance regarding marijuana use anytime soon.

To show just how serious Monroe is, he reportedly donated $10,000 of his own money towards research on the subject this past March.

Monroe was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the eighth overall pick back in the 2009 NFL Draft. He’s been with Baltimore since a mid-season trade back in 2013, and has started a total of 90 games in seven seasons.

Despite Monroe’s efforts, it is interesting to note that his own Ravens team took Laremy Tunsil off its draft board after a video was leaked of the Mississippi product smoking marijuana.

The team then opted for Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley with the sixth pick in April’s draft.

This just goes to show us how big of an issue marijuana is around the NFL, especially as it relates to the league’s archaic policy on the substance.

Source: MSN Sports

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