Ravens' Left Tackle Eugene Monroe Openly Promoting The Use Medical Marijuana Seems Like A Poor Career Choice
YardBarker- In order to promote the medicinal benefits of marijuana, Baltimore Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe has launched a website urging the NFL to drop their ban on the substance.
Monroe posted this introduction to his Facebook page encouraging his followers to check out his site.
“I’m excited to unveil my new website: visitwww.eugenemonroe.com to learn more about my story and why I’m campaigning for the NFL to remove marijuana from the banned substances list. Let me know what you think!”
While Monroe seems sincere, his efforts are not likely to sway NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from changing the league’s stance regarding marijuana use anytime soon.
To show just how serious Monroe is, he reportedly donated $10,000 of his own money towards research on the subject this past March.
I wouldn't exactly say I am career advisor, but this seems like one of those business ventures that would been better suited for retirement. Obviously I don't care if people smoke weed, and I definitely think it's use could be beneficial to athletes that spend half the calendar bashing their brain tissue together at speeds unforeseen to the common man. That being said, can you properly endorse a product if you are not legally allowed to use it?
I don't have a marketing degree or anything but I think I have picked up on a few tricks of the trade over the years. Generally the first step to good advertising it to get the public to believe that the face of the company can't live without whatever it is that they happen to be selling. That's pretty much the reason that LeBron will stop at NOTHING to convince people that he actually owns KIA. He doesn't have to actually drive a KIA he just has to make people think he does. I would think the same would go for Eugene Monroe. He doesn't have to actually smoke weed, he just needs to have people think he does. Unfortunately the official demand for a piss test is probably already well on it's way to his mailbox. Not that i think he's dumb enough to get busted with marijuana in his system when he's got a fully functioning website dedicated to marijuana, but it might not be the best look to his target audience that he's pushing a substance that's been banned from his system. If that's not enough of a reason to wait until his contract is up to dive head first into the weed game then the fact that Roger Goodell has dictatorial power over the NFL and all it's employees should be. Can't imagine he's taking to kindly to someone promoting a banned substance while collecting his paychecks.
I'm all for athlete's having the ability to smoke some pot to ease the pain, but declaring that it could "protect" their brain is a little over the top. Probably the only way he could get Roger Goodell to consider lifting the ban with the CTE hysteria going on, but still not remotely believable. Doesn't matter how high get, if I bash my skull into brick wall for long enough I am still going to wake up for the rest of my life with an incurable migraine.