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The NFL’s policy on drugs is pretty hard compared to the Olympics

gordonWhile many are probably wondering how the NFL’s drug policy works, there is a threshold in every workplace that has a nanogram per millimeter number.  For example, the NFL’s policy is currently at 15.  That is 135 less than the Olympics, and 35 less than an Air  Traffic Controller. 

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s “crime” was testing positive for marijuana while he was in Stage 3 of the NFL’s flawed, if collectively bargained, substance abuse program.

Gordon reportedly registered a 16 (nanogram per millimeter) on the marijuana-o-meter – just 1 point above the ridiculously low NFL threshold of 15. Air traffic controllers are held to a threshold of 50. Olympic athletes have a threshold of 150.

The new NFL policy reportedly would set 50 as the new threshold, same as Major League Baseball.

What do you think? Is the NFL making the right decision? I feel they are doing the right thing. Every major sport should be the same, and shame on the Olympics. They need harsher penalties. 

The NFL will have a player rep from every NFL team at a meeting today, to see if they can come to an agreement to change the policy, but if that is the case Josh Gordon could walk free.  Which means barring any other suspension from the NFL for his DUI, he would be able to play. 

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