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Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer called out Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for denying a link between CTE and head trauma in football, according to BSN Denver.

Plummer, who spent a decade in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, launched an expletive-laden rant against Jones and the NFL when asked about the way the league has handled the issues of concussions and marijuana.

“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 a--. It’s the worst thing in the world for a guy like that to say. That’s where we’re sitting; grown-a-- men are asked to go out there for millions of dollars—which, yeah, it’s a lot of money—bang themselves around and completely f--- their lives over for their 40s and 50s.

“So yeah, poor football players is what I say. If you’re a grown-a-- man, you should be allowed to make grown-a-- decisions. They should be able to say, ‘I’m going to have some CBD and puff on this fatty, relax after a football game and take the pain away.’ Not get tested for it like Josh Gordon, who now can’t play the game that he’s been playing since he was a kid because he smokes marijuana. It didn’t derail him or cause him to underachieve from what I witnessed. He dominated the league for two straight years, and now he’s out of the league because he chose an alternative form of medicine.” (Block quote end) Plummer says that he takes a daily of Cannabidiol (CBD) a compound that can be used to relieve pain that is currently banned by the NFL. He joins former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe in the push to make marijuana a substance that can legally be used by NFL players. Monroe, who is currently a free agent, has been the most outspoken active player advocating for the medical benefits of marijuana.

Plummer says that he takes a daily of Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that can be used to relieve pain that is currently banned by the NFL.

He joins former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe in the push to make marijuana a substance that can legally be used by NFL players. Monroe, who is currently a free agent, has been the most outspoken active player advocating for the medical benefits of marijuana.

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