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Another NFL player bites the dust over the marijuana drug testing policy.
Despite the fact that selling and using marijuana is legal is a handful of states, the NFL is still handing down hefty suspensions for players who have failed drug tests.
Today, we found out that rising star wide out Martavis Bryant will miss the entire 2016 season over this issue.
Is this a fair rule though?
General manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers "are very disappointed" with Bryant for his suspension.
"He is at a crossroads of his professional life, and he needs to understand significant changes need to occur in his personal life if he wants to regain his career as a Pittsburgh Steeler," Colbert said.
"We are hopeful that Martavis will take the necessary steps to develop the discipline in his personal life to become a successful player and a good teammate."
The big question: does the penalty fit the crime?

Should the league change the suspension time penalty in the issue of failed drug tests on marijuana?

My take on this, the NFL somehow got the idea lodged in their heads that marijuana is a performance enhancing substance. Really? Take it from someone who used to smoke a lot of weed, it's not. If it were, I could have went 12 rounds with Goku on a daily basis.
@duckthefodgers I think they are stricter on weed than than they are when checking for those more aggressive designer drugs
@mchylang with that being said, I heard they are notified in advance when the test is on the way.. Personally idk why those not using for pain management won't leave it alone until The test is done lol
@mchylang I agree. An entire season for smoking weed is rediculous. I also think if people are using it for pain management or for depression they should get a pass
@shagnasty360 I agree. I actually think the marijuana "performance enhancing" call is nonsense.
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