Eleven NFL players are either currently suspended or will be suspended for the start of the 2016 season. In the NBA, guard O.J. Mayo (two years) and forward Mitch McGary (five games) have been banned. All ran afoul of the leagues' drug-use policies.
Martavis Bryant has been banned for a year by the NFL due to another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The Pittsburgh wideout sat out the first four games of the 2015 season after he failed several drug tests for marijuana.
Maria Sharapova doesn't deny she'd been taking meldonium since 2006, but claims to have become confused when the World Anti-Doping Agency recently added it to their list of banned drugs.
It wasn't exactly the Stoner Bowl of two years ago when Seattle trounced Denver. But Super Bowl 50 featured the Broncos again, representing the Mile High city and state. In a defensive struggle, they defeated Carolina, 24-14.
One after another, former NFL players are calling on the league to allow marijuana as an alternative to numbing pharmaceuticals. In the last week, Jim McMahon, Ricky Williams and Kyle Turley have challenged the NFL's intransigence on the drug issue.