A total of 23 NFL players have been suspended for substances of abuse (mostly marijuana) and performance-enhancing drugs heading into the 2015 season. The suspended players include All-Pros Antonio Gates, Josh Gordon and Sheldon Richardson.
At the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 15, Novak Djokovic walked over to the umpire and told him that "somebody's getting high" in the crowd. "Honestly, don't you smell it?" he asked. Djokovic made several toke references to illustrate his point.
Six NFL players, including Pro Bowler Sheldon Richardson, were suspended for testing positive for a substance of abuse (most likely marijuana) or PEDs in July. Two more players, including perennial All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates, tested positive for a 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.
Dodger infielder Juan Uribe hit three home runs on Sept. 9, 2013 against the Diamondbacks. After the game, at his locker, Uribe's marijuana hat was on display. He was traded to the Mets on July 24, 2015.