Former NFL player Lendale White was really, really happy to hear that weed was legalized in Colorado and Washington yesterday. So, shortly after sending out a celebratory tweet about President Barack Obama winning a second term in the White House last night, he also sent these two tweets out:
Weed is legal— LenDale White (@THEREAL_LENDALE) November 7, 2012
Co becomes 1st state ever to legalize weed!! Wow— LenDale White (@THEREAL_LENDALE) November 7, 2012
No big deal, right? After all, we're sure White isn't the only former (or current!) NFL player celebrating the legalization of weed. But, it is kind of crazy to see White embracing weed so publicly when you consider that the last time we heard from him, back in 2010, he was getting ready to serve a four-game suspension for—you guessed it!—failing a drug test after smoking weed. He tore his ACL in the preseason shortly after signing with the Denver Broncos that year and, as a result, he never served the suspension because he was later cut by the team and not resigned by anyone else. But, we have to believe that if he had any thoughts of ever playing pro football again, they just went up in smoke, right? Pun fully intended.
Oh, and in related news, the NFL has already come out and responded to the news concerning the legalization of weed in Colorado and Washington. In spite of the new laws that will be put into place in those states, NFL players still aren't allowed to partake in the use of marijuana.
"The NFL's policy is collectively bargained and will continue to apply in the same manner it has for decades," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today early this morning. "Marijuana remains prohibited under the NFL substance abuse program."
Aw, shucks. Sorry, Broncos and Seahawks players. No legal weed for you!
[via The Big Lead]