Pro Sports and Cannabis, Part 1

Cannabis, as it is legalized for many medical conditions, has been changing the treatment of many disorders.

I believe that recent discoveries about the cannabis family will change the face of pro sports as well.

One branch of that family is the recent ability to extract a specific class of substances derived from the hemp plant, the fertilized cousin of marijuana.

That branch isn't smoked. It's ingested orally or used topically, on the skin. It's safe, and it's legal in all 50 states.

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Talib says Foxy a little louder, more hands on than the Hoodie

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Back in Ohio during the OTA-training camp lull, Bradley Roby spoke about his first taste of the NFL.

Roby says he's received plenty of great advice from the team's veterans.

Mostly, the first-rounder is excited about having picked off Peyton Manning in practice.

Roby, whose early role may be determined by the pace of Chris Harris's recovery from ACL surgery, says he expects to be targeted by opponents.

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Judge approves revised concussion settlement

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Judge Anita Brody has given preliminary approval to the NFL's reworked concussion settlement.

The move was no surprise, given that Judge Brody helped mediate the new agreement, which removes what had been a $765M cap on total payouts.

Ex-players will now be able to vote on the deal, and their approval is expected.

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Another way of saying TD should be a HOFer

Examining the variation in rushing throughout NFL history
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Among running backs eligible but not yet in the Hall of Fame, it’s not Jerome Bettis who ranks highest on the list. Bettis, who ranks 6th in career rushing yards, finishes two spots behind Terrell Davis using this methodology. Should Davis be a Hall of Famer? That’s outside the scope of this post. This analysis tends to support his case, though, and it even ignores his touchdowns and his postseason play (it also ignores his lack of receiving and the value he gained from playing in Denver).

While this is again preaching to the choir, it never hurts to have more ammo to support TD's case for enshrinement.

Johnny Manziel is definitely not toning it down

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We hope you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend.

As to whether you had as much fun as Johnny Manziel did, well, that's your business.

Is it our business what Johnny Football was doing, apparently tightly rolling money while in a Vegas bathroom?

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Hamilton suffering concussion effects at 36

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Cleveland wideout Josh Gordon has gotten himself into still more trouble this weekend.

The 23-year old was arrested in North Carolina early Saturday morning, on charges of driving while impaired.

Gordon, who led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013, is already facing a yearlong ban over a positive drug test.

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Happy 72nd Birthday, Floyd Little!

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans, and Happy Fourth!

The NFL handed down a trio of drug-related suspensions on Thursday.

Backup Chiefs lineman Rokevious Watkins was hit with a four-game penalty for violation of the substance-abuse policy.

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Graham’s a tight end, and so is Julius; what’s next?

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! An arbitrator has ruled that, for the purpose of his franchise tender amount, Jimmy Graham is indeed a tight end.

In explaining his decision, Stephen Burbank says that, at the snap of the ball, Graham was within four yards of an offensive tackle 54% of the time.

Why four yards?

As Jason Lisk notes, the line had to be drawn somewhere, and the point can and will be argued.

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Back to the other kind of football…

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Well, the USMNT's 2014 World Cup run is over.

To this casual observer, they sure did look overmatched for most of yesterday's 2-1 loss to Belgium.

The result felt inevitable for long stretches, but as they seem to do every four years, our boys made a game of it.

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Raiders cede battle in the War on Women

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! While yesterday brought extremely upsetting news (from SCOTUS) for those who think women are people, the NFL was a surprising source of the opposite.

The group of lawsuits brought by current and former cheerleaders against the No Females League has brought at least one positive result.

Although the team is not exactly trumpeting the news, the Raiders will finally pay its cheerleaders the minimum wage (via KSK) for their tireless work.

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