Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not your garden variety rich dude football team owner. Now he’s among those leading the charge to see the NFL end its prohibition on pot.
According to Sports Illustrated, Jones took over a recent owners meeting with league officials to talk about why the league should soften its prohibition on pot.
“Jones advocated more leniency on marijuana,” reports SI. That, “led to a discussion that included Jones’ feelings that the NFL should be less heavy-handed on discipline.”
Maybe it’s no surprise that Jones is taking on this fight. One of his players, Randy Gregory, has been suspended “indefinitely” for smoking weed. He has also reportedly checked himself into a rehab facility.
But with an increasing focus on the adverse effects of opioid use in the sport, cannabis is being touted by players as a better medical option. So having one of the league’s most influential owners on the side of change is a good thing.