Last week, Dallas Cowboy Owner Jerry Jones brought up the idea, at an NFL owners meeting, of ending the NFL ban on marijuana and to stop the leagues investigations on player’s off the field misconduct. I don’t agree with Jerry Jones stance on marijuana, but I do agree that the league should not investigate a player’s off the field misconduct. I think that it should be up to police officers.
One reason is Ezekiel Elliot’s investigation for domestic violence which has been under investigation by the league since the start of the 2016 season. I do understand why Jerry Jones would like for the Ban on marijuana to stop because recently three of his players (Randy Gregory, Demarcus Lawrence, and Rolando McClain) were suspended in the 2016-2017 season because of the marijuana policy.
I understand his stance but I don’t agree with it. One reason is that I am a seventh grade student at Warwick Middle School. I had to take health class which means we learned about the effects marijuana can have on you. Even though marijuana has been legalized in some states, that does not mean it is safe. In places where marijuana has been legalized we have seen a increase in car accidents. So I understand his frustration, but I bet he would rather have his players back the next season than have them lying in a hospital bed because of a car crash when the ban on marijuana was lifted.
Editor’s Note – Kiernan Currao is a Star Scout with Warwick Boy Scout Troop 45. He submitted this letter in part to complete his communications merit badge.