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Seattle Seahawks coach joins marijuana debate

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Head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll, has admitted that the NFL could perhaps benefit from using medical marijuana to help players suffering from pain.

Speaking ahead of one of the biggest weekends of his career to date, where his Seahawks side take on the Denver Broncos in this year’s Super Bowl, Carroll didn’t exactly advocate the use of the banned drug but did highlight that it could stand to help the league were it made legal.

According to ESPN, Carroll said: "I would say that we have to explore and find ways to make our game a better game and take care of our players in whatever way possible.

"Regardless of what other stigmas might be involved, we have to do this because the world of medicine is doing this."

His comments are the latest to come on the matter, which seems to have divided opinion across the NFL. The idea behind allowing marijuana to be legalized for medical use in the football league stems from the thought that it would aid players in their recovery from injury and reduce the pain some of them suffer post-game.

The drugs is current legal for recreational use in both Colorado and Washington and can be used medically in 20 states.

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