Chris Long Says He Smoked Marijuana During NFL Career; Advocates Removing Stigma

Former NFL defensive end Chris Long wants to see the league change its policy on marijuana after admitting he used the drug during his career.

Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show (h/t Yahoo Sports' Shalise Manza Young), Long said he "enjoyed my fair share" of marijuana throughout his career and explained why he hopes NFL changes its rules:

Long added on Twitter he would like the NFL to help prioritize "removing the stigma of something that’s helped a lot of guys improve their careers and lives."

Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the NFL and NFL Players Association reached agreement on Monday to form a joint pain management committee that will be used, in part, to study the use of marijuana as a pain-management tool for players.