Like many visitors to Seattle, Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott wanted to see what this legal-marijuana stuff was all about. So he paid a visit to a store called Herban Legends before his team’s preseason game against the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Related: How the NFL marijuana debate could start changing
Ezekiel Elliott — Marijuana Tourist … During Seattle Road Trip (Video) https://t.co/Lt6IOnt1HY
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) August 25, 2016
TMZ reports that Elliott didn’t buy anything during his visit. Nevertheless, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t exactly thrilled about it, perhaps because the Cowboys will start the season with three players suspended for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse police.
More on the NFL and marijuana
Monroe’s mission: Recently retired NFL player Eugene Monroe pens his first column for The Cannabist. “My football family needs help. I’m proud to fight for that help”
Game of Pain: A deep dive into the push for research on CBD’s benefits to NFL players
‘I am terrified’: Eugene Monroe retires from NFL. What’s next for his cannabis advocacy?
Conference call: Are NFL officials just paying lip service on CBD research?
The big question: Will the NFL ever come around and change its cannabis policy?
Move over, CBD: New study tests whole-plant cannabis to treat NFL players’ pain
Making waves in the NFL: Titans’ Derrick Morgan becomes second active NFL player on CBD campaign
Weed news and interviews: Get podcasts of The Cannabist Show.
Subscribe to our newsletter here.
Watch The Cannabist Show.
Peruse our Cannabist-themed merchandise (T’s, hats, hoodies) at Cannabist Shop.
“Well, I think that, in and of itself, the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process,” Jones told Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Thursday night. “But it’s not good. It’s just not good. It’s just not good.”
Despite its budding legality across the country, marijuana is still banned by the NFL. Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory will miss the first 10 games of the season after testing positive for it a number of times; he’s currently in rehab. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain (10 games, codeine) and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (four games, amphetamines) also have been suspended to start the season. Elliott is being investigated by police in Columbus, Ohio, over a domestic-violence complaint lodged by his former girlfriend.
“Again that’s a part of just really getting the big picture here,” Jones told Hill. “No matter if you played at whatever level there is a picture here of interest. So again, I’m aware of it. I heard the report and I would know how [Elliott] is. And he needs to look at that and the other thing is it’s just not good. I don’t want to say anymore. I do want us do things that in general while it may not be wrong it’s just not good.”