Yesterday Antonio Cromartie stated that he believe players were just going to smoke marijuana regardless if there was a rule in place or not.
Today Ryan Clark also greed with recent comments by New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who suggested the league is waging a lost cause in banning the substance, while also saying the league’s current testing system isn’t all that effective.
“It’s 100 percent true. They’re fighting a losing battle. The testing isn’t stringent,” Clark said. “There is one random test during OTAs and minicamps during the offseason, and everybody will be tested early in training camp. After that, there are no more tests. So guys understand the ways to get around failing a drug test.”
Clark went on to say
“I know guys on my team who smoke,” Clark said. “And it’s not a situation where you think ‘Oh, these are guys trying to be cool.’ These are guys who want to do it recreationally. A lot of it is stress relief. A lot of it is pain and medication. Guys feel like, ‘If I can do this, it keeps me away from maybe Vicodin, it keeps me away from pain prescription drugs and things that guys get addicted to.’ Guys look at this as a more natural way to heal themselves, to stress relieve and also to medicate themselves for pain. Guys are still going to do it.”
What do you think football fans? Is the NFL fighting a losing battle?