Three NFL players, including Pro Bowler Sheldon Richardson, have been suspended for testing positive for a substance of abuse (most likely marijuana). A fourth player, perennial All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates, tested positive for a PED.
Injured Thunder forward Kevin Durant was filmed with a prescription bottle filled with marijuana outside a club in Los Angeles on May 23. It fell out his vehicle as he was being pursued by paparazzi.
Two top prospects faced repercussions going into the 2015 NFL Draft due to marijuana. Despite being busted for pot on Apr. 26, Mizzou defensive end Shane Ray was taken in the first round. Nebraska linebacker Randy Gregory, who failed a drug test in February, fell to the second round.
Defensive end Dion Jordan will have to sit out the 2015 season due to a diluted drug test. The Miami Dolphin was previously suspended twice for using PEDs.
Running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for marijuana possession during a traffic stop near Pittsburgh last August. Both have since been suspended by the NFL.