The admission that former NFL offensive lineman Eben Britton smoked marijuana before games has prompted a similar admission, from former NFL defensive lineman Shaun Smith.
Smith, who spent eight years in the league, said on his verified Twitter account that he smoked before games.
“You would be surprise[d] who smokes in the NFL,” Smith said.
I definitely wouldn’t be; a lot of guys in the NFL smoke. With only one random drug test per year for players not already in the substance-abuse program, players simply need to quit smoking in roughly mid-March and stop until they have their annual test, during a window that opens on April 20 and closes in early August.
By the time the regular season arrives, players not in the program don’t have to worry about being tested for marijuana or other non-PEDs on the prohibited substances list.