The NFL is reworking a new drug policy that is expected to allow a higher level of marijuana in players and would lower penalties for drug violations.
According to ESPN, the World Anti-Doping Agency has a higher threshold for marijuana than the NFL does.
This concerned "Fox & Friends" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who asked former New England Patriots player Shawn Stuckey about the proposed drug rule changes by the NFL, noted RawStory.com (video below).
Hasselbeck tried to link the private usage of of marijuana by adult NFL players to the well-being of other people's children and anti-drug parents.
“I would think that most parents here would think, ‘This is unsettling, to think that the NFL is going to open the door for more pot use,'" Hasselbeck stated. “The reins are already pretty loose. You don’t have a first-time use penalty where you are suspended. You just go into a program. So, why, I think parents would be concerned that this is something that is opening up in the NFL."
Stuckey recalled when he was a high school teacher he was keenly aware of what actually influenced teens, which didn't sit well with Hasselbeck.
“The NFL changing its policy towards marijuana would not influence these teenagers,” said Stuckey. “If the NFL were to immediate ban the use of all alcohol amongst all football players, you would not find a widespread cessation of alcohol use among teenagers.”
“Perhaps, perhaps,” added a disappointed Hasselbeck. “You know, Shawn, I think your story is so interesting. And you have a unique perspective, both as player, attorney and personal background there. You know, I think the concern is, hey, how can you say we’re working on brain health, let more pot be used? And the kid debate is certainly there.”