Medical marijuana in NFL: Commissioner says league would consider medical marijuana for concussions

NEW YORK - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would consider allowing athletes to use marijuana to treat concussions and other head injuries if medical experts deemed it a legitimate solution, according to USA Today .

"I'm not a medical expert," Goodell told USA Today. "We will obviously follow signs. We will follow medicine and if they determine this could be proper usage in any context, we will consider that. Our medical experts are not saying that right now."

According to a report from HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," it is estimated that between 50 and 60 percent of the league's players regularly use marijuana for pain management.

The two home states of the Super Bowl teams, Colorado and Washington, are the only states that allow marijuana to be legally used for recreational use.

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