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Poll: NFL players think marijuana isn't dangerous

Steelers running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell were charged with marijuana possession last week. Photo: Al Bello/Getty

Steelers running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell were charged with marijuana possession last week.

A majority of NFL players who responded to an ESPN poll said they do not think marijuana is dangerous.

Players were asked if they agreed with President Barack Obama's comments earlier this year when he said he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol.

Steelers' Bell, Blount charged with marijuana possession

Seventy-five percent of the 82 players who answered the question agreed with Obama. The penalty for an initial positive test for marijuana is a player must enter the league's drug program. A second positive test for marijuana results in a four-game suspension.

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon is awaiting a ruling for his appeal of a positive test for marijuana. As a repeat violator of the league's drug policy, Gordon faces up to a one-year suspension.

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