Possibly the biggest medical cannabis advocate in professional sports, Eugene Monroe was cut yesterday by the Baltimore Ravens. Monroe was the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft and has regularly been a leader at his position.
We have terminated the contract of Eugene Monroe.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 15, 2016
According to Raven’s official website, Monroe was released for his health and salary – not his commitment to medical cannabis. Staff writer Ryan Mink stated,
“Monroe had surgery to repair a torn labrum (shoulder) this offseason, and used the time off to become the first active NFL player to openly campaign for the use of medical marijuana. The Ravens did not rally behind the cause.”
In his usual classy fashion, Monroe went to Twitter to express his gratitude towards Ravens fans and unwavering commitment to advocacy in medical cannabis.
— Eugene Monroe (@MrEugeneMonroe) June 16, 2016
We continue to commend Eugene Monroe for sticking his neck out for medical cannabis, even if it means putting his career in jeopardy.