Game Changers: A4C Members Talk Touchdowns, Opioids and CTE
HERB, the largest and most engaged cannabis media platform in the world, recently released the first episode of their video series “Game Changers,” featuring Athletes For Care Ambassadors and NFL veterans Marvin Washington, Leonard Marshall, Eben Britton, and Grant Mattos. Throughout the video, the players discuss injuries sustained during their careers, rampant opioid addiction in the league, and the NFL’s stance on marijuana use.
“Sitting together with the group of guys that spanned four decades of football and talking was therapeutic,” said Marvin Washington, former NFL defensive end. “Too many times we think we are going through something alone, but this will show guys that they are not. Maybe this will start conversations all around the country between former players and ultimately lead to change.”
HERB conceptualized “Game Changers” with the goal of providing current and former professional athletes with a platform to tell their stories of pain, triumph, while ending with the positive message of progress.
“If players are going to get NFL teams to move away from the use of synthetic pain drugs to treat injuries, I feel they need to band together and form an alliance with one another regarding the use of CBD,” said Leonard Marshall, former 12-year NFL defensive lineman. “The general public may think these players are just looking to get high, however, many of these players are just looking to get healthy, and that’s more than fair.”
“Working with the HERB team was great,” said Marshall. “They are a young group of guys bringing endless knowledge and credibility to the marketplace. I couldn’t think of a greater organization to get involved with to tell my story.”