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This NFL Player Just Donated $10,000 To Marijuana Research

The life of an NFL lineman isn't exactly a glorious one. They never seem to get the recognition they deserve. Plus, when it comes to making contact and taking blows to the head, no one on the field knows the fight better than them.

With the NFL finally acknowledging the link between football and brain disorders, one lineman has began actively speaking out about how marijuana could help.

Eugene Monroe, 28, of the Baltimore Ravens took to Twitter to start spreading his message.

Follow gridironcannabis and visit https://t.co/ECjFSmy7PZ spread awareness and support research.… https://t.co/Dwkzg3pszA — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) January 20, 2016
This is not about marijuana! It's about a more sensible approach to health care and research so we can protect the game and it's players! — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 10, 2016

He believes CBD products could help NFL players suffering from chronic pain.

People all over the country are being HEALED through use of CBD products — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 11, 2016
Each week during the season NFL teams embrace families of very sick children whom are fighting for their lives — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 11, 2016
Let's fund CBD research, as it is continually proven to have a real impact on the lives of those children and their families — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 11, 2016
Some of their symptoms also mimic those NFL players experience. Chronic pain. Traumatic brain injury — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 11, 2016

As an active player in the NFL, he knows brain trauma is a serious issue.

Let's research how cannabinoids may help curb traumatic brain injury — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016
If you're a player and you see this, you better stand up. It's about damn time — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

Eugene Monroe isn't trying to make excuses, either; he knows how cannabis can help heal.

I'm not here advocating smoking weed for recreational purposes. However, smoking weed just may protect your brain — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

The NFL still views marijuana use as a serious drug offense.

Get over the "stigma" we all know marijuana is not dangerous in any means — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

He really started to get into the nitty gritty.

We're talking about funding RESEARCH! — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016
Even our government recognizes marijuana has medical benefits — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

He believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell needs to be more informed on the issue.

It's a shame that Roger Goodell would tell or fans there's no medical vs recreational distinction — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

You really can't dispute the hard evidence.

Marijuana is legal is some form whether medical or recreational in each super bowl winners state since 2012 — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

What Eugene really wants is for more players to get involved.

Now that people aren't AFRAID to speak out, we know our top performing athletes openly admit their use and marijuanas benefits — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016
Let's do some #RESEARCH — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016
If 100 players gave 1,000 for research. Or 200 gave 500, We can get Realm of Carings initiative in conjunction with John Hopkins U started — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

...before it's too late.

If you're a player and you see this. Junior Seau and many others. Yes, it can be us too. — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016
CBD may be the "smoking gun" in curbing these CTE related suicides. — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

Eugene Monroe already volunteered himself as the first to start funding.

I'm putting a $10,000 dent in it myself — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016

This isn't just for athletes but for everyone alike.

And that goes for anyone. This isn't just about athletes. This #research can be profound for everyone — Eugene Monroe (@TheSeventyFifth) March 15, 2016