Article by Dope Magazine
We’re now in the lull period for the NFL. While all the coaching vacancies are officially filled, the next stop in the offseason is the NFL Scouting Combine.
NFL front offices might be hard at work preparing for free agency and the draft, but the superstars are recovering and, hopefully, enjoying their much-needed time off. Fans of certain players are hoping that they aren’t having too much fun.
The offseason is a time where NFL teams and fans hope their favorite players stay out of the headlines. Unfortunately, the NFL drug test policy is still archaic, and some of the best players in the league get busted for smoking weed.
Here are the four best current football players who have been on the wrong end of the rule.
Arguably the best running back in the league, Le’Veon Bell is one of two Pittsburgh Steelers who earned a ban in 2016 for smoking cannabis. After missing the first three games of the season, Bell emerged as the star of the Steelers’ offense. In just 12 games, Bell notched nearly 1,900 yards from scrimmage.
Bell is known for smoking so much weed that the NFL apparently gave the Steelers star a “random” drug test on April 20th– aka 4/20.
It seems those who suffered most from Bell’s marijuana suspension were fantasy football owners.