We would like to personally thank Chris Long a true champion on and off the field, and say nuff respect to Chris for taking yet another stand on something that effects many blue collar Americans like those of Philadelphia, P.A. where he won Super Bowl LII with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The recently retired defensive end told “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday that he used his “fair share” of marijuana during his 11-season NFL career.
“I’m not a dry snitch, I’m not going to put a percentage on how much the league smokes, but I certainly enjoyed my fair share on a regular basis throughout my career,” said the 34-year-old, who played his final season with Philadelphia. “If not for that, I’m not as capable of coping with the stresses of the day-to-day NFL life.”
For NFL players around the league that use marijuana it’s a well known secret that the testing was simple to beat: It happens once a year at a date that is known, so players stop using leading up to the test.
Chis Long went on to speak about the testing saying: It was easy to navigate. It was hard to get by without the marijuana. “In that month or two that you stop, you’re going to reach for the sleeping pills, you’re going to reach for the pain-killers and you’re going to reach for the bottle a little bit more,” Long said. “If you’re serious about players not using, you’d be testing more often. I hope they go the opposite direction and just kind of realize how arbitrary that one test is.” Chris Long was never caught nor suspended. He retires after 162 games played and 70 career sacks.