Eben Britton Says He Played in 3 NFL Games ‘Stoned’ After Smoking Marijuana

September 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former NFL offensive lineman Eben Britton told Michael Kaplan of the New York Post that he not only smoked marijuana regularly as a player but also was high during games on three occasions.
"NFL games I played stoned were some of the best games I ever played," Britton said. "Cannabis cements your surroundings. A lot of people say they're useless when they smoke weed. But hell, I played NFL games [while stoned], dude. My performances were solid, and I felt really good after."
Britton added that he often smoked marijuana to relieve "psychological distress or sciatica or pain in my shoulders." He estimated "over 50 percent and it could be as high as 75 percent" of NFL players use the substance.
The relationship between athletes and marijuana is hardly a new one, but there is growing research to indicate the benefits could go well beyond recreation.
Dr. Sue Sisley, who has been investigating cannabis for an FDA-approved study, shared one anecdote about an NFL player's u...

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