Just say yes

by Al Pastor

Former Denver Bronco tight end, Nate Jackson’s memoir of NFL life, Slow Getting Up got a nice write-up in The New York Times. I hadn’t heard of him either. There is, as you’d expect, much dish on injuries, their prospect, recurrence, treatment and inevitability. With two teams, Jackson spent six years playing pro ball, which, we learn, is twice as long as the average length of an NFL career.

Marijuana inevitably dominates the landscape of alleged medicinal herbs. On the subject of successful pain management, Jackson runs a tight route:

The NFL should remove marijuana from their banned substances list. Don’t tell anyone about it, just stop testing for it. Pain is a big problem in the NFL.