Former NFL tight end and future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is no longer a free agent. The NFL’s all-time leading receiver at the tight end position has agreed to a contract with Fox to be a lead analyst on several programs.
Gonzalez will be “a fixture on Fox NFL Kickoff” moving into virtually the same role he occupied there as he did with CBS Sports since the 2014 season.
“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.
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.