• My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

With marijuana legal in Colorado, Belichick asked if he warned players

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

Bill Belichick on legal recreational pot: We know the NFL policy on that. (USATSI)
Bill Belichick on legal recreational pot: We know the NFL policy on that. (USATSI)

More NFL: Coaching change tracker | Playoff Bracket


It is now legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Colorado. We mention this because the Patriots travel to Denver to face the Broncos in Sunday's AFC Championship game, and weed was a popular topic Friday when coach Bill Belichick met with the media.

Reporter: Has there been any specific advice to the players to avoid the now-legal recreational marijuana in Denver?

Belichick: I think we know what the NFL policy is on that.

Reporter: Is there an NFL policy against what is legal there?

Belichick: I think that's something you ought to take up with the NFL.

Reporter: Well, you mentioned it.

Belichick: I think you have any more questions about it, you should talk to the league about it. They're the ones that have the policy.

The same question was put to Tom Brady as well.

Reporter: This is the first time you'll be visiting an NFL city where recreational marijuana use is legal.

Brady: Are you excited about that?

Reporter: Has anyone advised the young players against it?

Brady: We haven't talked about that. Maybe you guys [can] tell me what that's all about.

Reporter: I was just wondering if it would be a temptation.

Brady: Hopefully not. This is a very important game for us and it's a business trip.

Running back LeGarrette Blount (coincidence, not irony) sounded a similar tone.

"It's a business trip," he said, via WEEI. "Nobody is going to care about that. Bill told us about it, he basically told us, 'Don't go out there and be stupid.' [That's] really good advice."

As PFT points out, the league's policy on substance abuse extends to places where substances, like marijuana, are legal. So there's that, as well as the aforementioned "business trip" talking points. Then again, as a wise man once noted (FYI: NSFW), "Weed is from the earth. God put this here for me and you."

And the government agrees -- at least in Colorado.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A MOCK DRAFT
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

October 22, 2014
Cowboys waive Michael Sam (2:20)
1 October 22, 2014
NFL Playoff Picture after Week 7
(2:59)
2 October 22, 2014
Seahawks at Panthers Preview
(3:37)
3 October 22, 2014
Bears at Patriots Preview
(3:27)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Majestic Black 2014 MLB World Series Dueling Sweep Victory Roster T-Shirt

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Get the Gear
Shop Now