• December 5, 2022

Beware Of Failed Drug Test When NFL Lock Out Ends

The most common phrase from players during the NFL lock out to the media is “we know as much as you guys do.” Based on that statement, “we” the fans have no idea when the lock out is going to end, which means either do the players. If the players do not know when the lock out ends and it ends suddenly that could potentially be hazardous to some star players in the league.

The NFL has not conducted a drug test from drug detox center since the lock out began this past March. The 1,700 players are well aware there is no drug testing. Last year alone, out of 1650 players, 40 were barred from playing and an additional 20 were sent to a drug rehab baltimore. Judging by these statistics, odds are that out of the 1,700 players in the NFL right now, some of them are taking advantage of it. For drug addiction issues there are drug rehab centers that can help.

Steroids of course are a threat, but let’s not forget the use of Marijuana. A positive Marijuana test results in a 4 game suspension. Due to the lock out there are 1,700 well paid athletes predominantly between the ages of 21-35 with nothing to do. No one can blame them, but the 1,700 locked out NFL players are probably doing a little extra partying this off season compared to years past.

Fan message boards around the league are filled with rumors and alleged sightings of players partying and partaking in “illegal things”. Obviously they are just message boards and as a reader you take what you read on them with a grain of salt, but it is a scary thought to lose a player to a four game suspension in a possible shortened NFL season.

As a fan you hope the players on your team are smart enough to know one wild night in Atlantic City isn’t worth missing out on four Sundays of football. There is speculation that a one month warning period will be put in place after the lock out for drug testing, but again as a fan you hope the players are smart enough not to risk one crazy night and hope the speculation comes true.

A positive drug test to a key member of a franchise would be a huge distraction in any season, but in a season where training camp and the pre season is expected to be crammed into a week or two weeks it is magnified. Money appears to be the only thing on the players and owners minds at the moment. It is the owners job to worry about money.

The player has the right to worry about money, but the player is also responsible for taking care of himself, and doing what’s best for his team. As a fan you must HOPE the players on your team are smart enough to see the big picture, realize there will be football at some point and stay away from performance enhancing and party enhancing drugs.

Jerry Brennan

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May 27, 2011 9:22 am

Eagles need to keep tabs on Mike Patterson, J Parker, T Herremans who have had issues with the “420” in the past..

May 27, 2011 10:10 am

Listen to Dean Wormer over here.Issues with the 420. i heard they were living in a one bedroom apt…two women and one man…smoking marijuana cigaretes…..REFERS!!

May 27, 2011 11:00 am

with the lockout more players will test positive when it ends…. usually they would be occupied in camp working out, now they are at home for the most part …bored and smoking the ganja with their homies…

May 27, 2011 11:32 am

I heard OchoCinco is starting and NFL Rodeo-Bull Riding Circuit so players can stay in touch with fans,dirt and bruises and to stay out of Trouble..
McNabb apparently turned it down, The Supplier of Bulls stated to Ocho that
Albert Haynesworth could not participate for being close to 400lbs

May 27, 2011 2:48 pm

Sources in NY stated that NFL Commish R Goodell was found naked in a swank NY City Hotel Room with Lady Ga Ga & Dennis Rodman with booze,drugs, weapons and a signed book from Sara Palin.. Details at 11pm

jimmy mac
jimmy mac
May 30, 2011 12:06 am


May 30, 2011 3:05 pm

You can move to Costa Rico, Jimmy Mac…