NFL New Drug Policy Will No Longer Suspend Players For Weed Violations

NFL has a new drug policy that will focus on “treatment over punishment” for players with marijuana violations. Players will no longer be suspended.

The NFL is taking the high road and will no longer suspend players that violate the marijuana drug policy. A vote on Saturday resulted in a 51.5% majority in favor of the proposal. The NFL will also not test for weed after the first two weeks of training camp.

“The idea is to focus the drug program on clinical care as opposed to punishment. Basically, if you test positive, your test gets reviewed by a board of jointly appointed medical professionals to determine whether you need any kind of treatment,” said a NFL rep. 

As of Saturday’s meetings, there will also be a new 17-game regular season and expanded playoffs. 

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