NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doubled down on his stance on marijuana use in the NFL on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike on Friday morning.
He has long been against use of marijuana in the NFL, both from a recreational and medicinal standpoint, and said as much at the Walter Payton Man of the Year forum in February.
"What we do rely on is our medical experts, and we have joint medical experts between the players' association and the league," he said at the forum. "To date, those medical advisors have not recommended that we change our policy to permit marijuana use."
Two months isn't a long time for a man to change his mind, but it is clear Goodell is not backing away from those comments any time soon.
On marijuana use in NFL:
"We’ve been studying with medical advisors & to date they haven’t said this is a change we need to make."
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) April 28, 2017
Two incoming NFL players, Jabril Peppers and Reuben Foster, had diluted samples coming into the NFL Draft, which started Thursday night. Peppers went 25th to the Cleveland Browns, while Foster went 31st to the 49ers.
Foster's drop could easily be attributed to the diluted sample, which is considered a positive test by NFL standards.
The NFL has taken a strict stand on marijuana use with Goodell at the forefront taking over as commissioner in 2006. He opinions include recreational usage, as well.
Roger Goodell says on Mike & Mike that marijuana is addictive and unhealthy. He's not on board with letting NFL players use recreationally.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) April 28, 2017
Either way, for now, it doesn't appear any changes will be made in the NFL's policy on marijuana usage anytime soon.