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Former NFL player Eben Britton reveals he played games while high

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The use of marijuana in the NFL is becoming a bigger talking point all the time in the modern day game.

With former players coming out to say how much of a benefit it can be when dealing with the harsh injuries that come with playing the game, Roger Goodell and co. are being urged to relax their rules towards the drug.

That movement may have been either helped or massively hindered by Eben Britton today, who came out and said that he actually played in games while high.


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Speaking in an interview with the New York Post recently, the former offensive lineman confirmed he had played while stoned and that when he did he played some of the best football of his career.

"NFL games I played stoned were some of the best games I ever played," Britton said.

"Cannabis cements your surroundings. A lot of people say they're useless when they smoke weed. But hell, I played NFL games [while stoned], dude. My performances were solid, and I felt really good after."

Britton did go on to clarify that he had only played while high on three occasions, so it wasn't exactly a regular thing for him.

The 28-year-old added that he often smoked marijuana to relieve "psychological distress or sciatica or pain in my shoulders."

He went on to estimate that "over 50 percent and it could be as high as 75 percent" of NFL players use the substance. 

Britton was a second-round by Jacksonville in 2009. He played for the Jaguars and Chicago Bears and has been without a team since 2014.

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