NFL Drug Culture Exposed By Lawsuit
The class action lawsuit filed against the NFL has shed light on the long-time culture of prescription drug and controlled substance misuse fostered by the league.
In this piece by ESPN, Johnette Howard notes that many players became addicted to the drugs they were given during their playing days, only to turn to the streets once their playing days were over and the supply was cut off.
The lawsuit is a significant step forward for players expected to take inhuman amounts of punishment with minimal complaint. Now players are shedding light on how exactly this facade has been achieved.