Jamal Adams is lucky things have changed in 2020.
The Seattle Seahawks star defensive back took to social media earlier today to post an inspirational message, but did not look over his picture thoroughly enough to notice that he had a joint that was visible in it.
The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement included a new drug policy in which players will no longer be suspended for positive marijuana tests. A new threshold for a positive test was also put in place, raising the allowed amount of THC from 35 nanograms to 150.
Josh Gordon and Randy Gregory have both had severe suspensions due to multiple positive tests for marijuana in the last few years. In similar cases under the new CBA, the results will be much different.
The new CBA also changes the policy on performance-enhancing drugs:
- First failed test for stimulants or diuretics is a two-game suspension
- First failed test for anabolic steroids is a six-game suspension
- Manipulation or substitution and use of a prohibited substance is an eight-game suspension
- Second failed test for stimulants or diuretics is a five-game suspension
- Second failed test for anabolic steroids is a 17-game suspension