NEW YORK (Reuters) – The coach of the Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks on Monday echoed the NFL commissioner’s assertion that the league should not rule out allowing players to use medical marijuana to manage pain, if medical science supports the idea.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters the National Football League should be open to use of the drug, currently banned by its rules, if doctors broadly come around to the idea.
By Scott Malone
(Reuters) – The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself in 2012, raised objections on Friday to a $760 million proposal to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of former professional football players charging that the National Football League downplayed the risk of concussions.
Seau’s family said the deal, which a federal judge earlier this month rejected as not setting aside enough money for such a large group of people, fell short by not treating people with wrongful-death claims differently from those who had simply been injured.