Retired NFL champ Martellus Bennett says ‘about 89 percent’ of players use marijuana

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Martellus Bennett projects that an overwhelming number of professional football players are also marijuana users.

The former tight end estimates that nearly 90 percent of all NFL players smoke marijuana, reports Sports Illustrated.

“I want to say about 89 percent,” Bennett said on Bleacher Report’s “Simms and Lefkoe” podcast earlier this week, when asked if over 70 percent of players substance.

Bennett, who last played in 2017 as a champion for the New England Patriots, further explained that most players turn to cannabis as a safer alternative to prescription painkillers.

“There’s medical marijuana,” Bennett said. “So it’s like, there’s times of the year where your body just hurts so bad, that you don’t want to just be popping pills all the time. It ruins your liver. There’s a lot of these anti-inflammatories that you take for so long that, like, it starts to eat at your liver or kidneys and things like that. And a human made that. God made weed.”

While the NFL currently holds some of the strictest anti-pot policies in all of professional sports, retired stars such as Eugene Monroe and Ricky Williams are now

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