Of course he would.
Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has never been shy about his use of weed, which is why he stated that he would legalize it if he were the NFL commissioner.
Lynch recently had a 45-minute sitdown interview with John Kryk of the Toronto Sun that touched on numerous topics, including weed.
Upon being asked about the first thing he would do if he were commissioner, he did not hesitate with his answer.
“Legalizing dodi in the league. Yup,” Lynch replied, which sent Kryk to the internet to learn that was slang for marijuana.
He also realizes that it is not something the league would ever do, but it is an alternative that would help many players around the league deal with the pain that comes with playing in NFL games.
“I don’t know. It’s a tricky league. I would like to see it,” he said. “Just now, with being retired. The aches and pains that I’d be feeling before, a little do’, man. I get up, go work out, and you know, partake, do my thing and s— — and I’m cool. Maybe it’s because I’m not banging into anybody anymore.”
For years, players have complained about the use of painkillers and how they can become addicted to them and the league seems to see no issue with letting doctors hand them out like candy.
Lynch was also asked about his running syle while in the league.
“I am not a workout warrior. I think it’s more of a mental type of situation. A mindset,” he said. “A defensive player’s mindset of an offensive player is he’s a p—-. So if you hit him hard, just one time, then they usually just curl up for the rest of the game. Like, they don’t want to catch the ball, they don’t want to run the ball. They don’t want nothin’ to do with the ball when there’s contact involved. So as a running back, I just adapted the mentality that if you hit a motherf—– hard enough, they don’t want to hit you no more.
“Against any defensive player. It ain’t just cornerbacks who I want to hit. I want to hit defensive linemen, I want to hit linebackers, I want to hit people standing on the sideline — it don’t matter as long as you got on an opposite jersey and I’ve got an opportunity to hit you. I mean, that’s what I want to do.
“If I hit you hard enough, and you’re supposed to be hitting me? The next time you see me coming you’re going to think twice about hitting me. Or you’re going to try a different angle, or you’re going to try to trip me — some s— that I know is not gonna work.”
Check out the entire interview here.