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Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Football Team

Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, called for the NFL to end its ban on marijuana at an owners-only meeting this past week.

Former NFL defensive end Marvin Washington sat down to talk about marijuana use in the NFL, how it helps players, and his involvement in raising awareness about concussions in football.

Texas Tech wide-receiver Reginald Davis is expected to miss a little playing time this season due to an arrest earlier this year in May for marijuana.

The newest non-profit marijuana law reform group in Texas spent their Saturday volunteering at the Special Olympics. Eight members from Nacogdoches NORML helped work the recent Special Olympics basketball competitions. Their deputy director Catherine Marie helped coordinate an event while the rest helped get the athletes’ lunches ready.

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested for possession of marijuana. Police were called in Wichita, KA. to investigate a call about domestic violence with a weapon. When they arrived at the hotel room Randle was renting, they observed an undisclosed amount of marijuana.

Former University of Texas and Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams is renown for his consumption of marijuana. However he now says that he no longer needs it since his football days are over. Speaking with USA Today in an interview for a piece about the NFL’s marijuana testing policies,

A toxicology report is claiming that Kevin Ward Jr. was under the influence of marijuana the night he ran down into the track and was hit by Tony Stewart’s sprint car. On the night of Aug. 9 during a dirt track race in New York, Ward spun into the wall.

Across ten men’s college sports — baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and wrestling — the NCAA found a range of marijuana use between 18.2 and 32.7 percent. But 46.3 percent of lacrosse players admitted smoking pot, which is actually down a tick from 48.5 percent in 2009,

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night in Grapevine, Texas, and charged with marijuana possession.

Marijuana in the NFL is a very hot topic right now. And rightfully so. With numerous player suspensions looming due to weed, it’s a given that talk shows and sports analysts are discussing the topic.

The NFL finally has it right. With the league’s latest recommendations to reduce penalties for marijuana, due in large part to players such as Josh Gordon being suspended for an entire season, it’s time to give major props to the NFL.

Robbie Rhodes, a 20-year-old wide receiver for the Baylor Bears, was arrested on Friday, May 2, on charges of marijuana possession and tampering with evidence.

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins made the news in 2012 after a marijuana charge resulted in a two-game suspension during his sophomore campaign with the Tigers. Two years later, Watkins finds himself at the top of projected rankings at wide receiver as the 2014 NFL Draft looms around the corner.

Mitch McGary of Michigan revealed today that recently failed a drug test for cannabis, but it likely won’t affect his draft status. According MLive, one NBA Eastern Conference scout speaking anonymously stated that McGary’s failed drug test for marijuana use is unlikely to impact the sophomore’s NBA stock.