Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer is a HUGE proponent of the NFL allowing players to use marijuana to help treat concussions, believing that the league should consider using cannabis as an alternative to the prescription drugs that many players use now.
Speaking with BSN Denver about the NFL’s drug problem and the league’s denial that the sport causes brain damage long-term, Plummer—who retired at age 31—absolutely laid into Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones while trying to state his case, per The Big Lead:
“Like Jerry Jones, who says it’s ‘absurd’ that there would be a link between brain trauma, football and CTE,” Plummer adds. “Shame on him for saying that, that billionaire asshole. It’s the worst thing in the world for a guy like that to say. That’s where we’re sitting; grown-ass men are asked to go out there for millions of dollars—which, yeah, it’s a lot of money—bang themselves around and completely fuck their lives over for their 40s and 50s. So yeah, poor football players is what I say. If you’re a grown-ass man, you should be allowed to make grown-ass decisions.”
Plummer targeted Jones because, back in March, he made comments questioning the relationship between long-term head trauma like CTE and playing football, even going as far as calling it “absurd” to think there’s a link.
In a separate story, Plummer talks about how smoking pot each day has helped him, so this is a topic that’s dear to his heart and he’s over-the-top supportive of.