Should the NFL begin to embrace medical marijuana?

The NFL is at a crossroads.

With its players struggling to deal with pain on a daily basis, many have turned to painkillers and other dangerous methods of self-medication. However, an article by ESPN’s Howard Bryant puts forth a new alternative: Should the NFL start to embrace medical marijuana?

The panel on Crowd Goes Wild used this story as the launching point for a debate. The cast seems split down the middle on the issue and it sparked some interesting discussion. You can watch the entire segment above.

What’s more, Gabe Kapler, Scott Fujita and Brendon Ayanbadejo got together for a podcast and talked frankly about the percentage of their teammates that routinely smoked marijuana. They also discussed who succeeded despite, or perhaps because of it. You can listen to that below: