Strong language ahead.
BSN Denver talked to former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer earlier this week about his role as an advocate for NFL players’ health and safety.
Plummer, who played in the NFL for 10 seasons and four with the Broncos, has come out as a strong advocate of the benefits of marijuana in retirement. He believes it helps players cope with pain.
Plummer also had thoughts on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease found in people who have suffered severe and repeated blows to the head (i.e., professional football players).
Earlier this year, Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones said he did not think there was a link between playing in the NFL and suffering from CTE. Plummer had some strong words for Jones.
“Like Jerry Jones, who says it’s ‘absurd’ that there would be a link between brain trauma, football and CTE. Shame on him for saying that, that billionaire asshole. It’s the worst thing in the world for a guy like that to say. That’s where we’re sitting; grown-ass men are asked to go out there for millions of dollars — which, yeah, it’s a lot of money — bang themselves around and completely fuck their lives over for their 40s and 50s. So yeah, poor football players is what I say. If you’re a grown-ass man, you should be allowed to make grown-ass decisions.”
Strong words on a serious subject. Go read the rest of the story, which is linked at the top.