The Buffalo Bills Offensive Tackle was suspended for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. However, he says that he was prescribed medical marijuana for his Crohn’s disease and the pain that resulted from two intestinal surgeries. He reported to the Buffalo News that his healthcare providers tell him one thing, and the NFL doesn’t seem to care. His message is one that encourages the public as well as athletic organizations to be a bit more understanding of IBD.
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