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NFL Marijuana Ban Did Not Deter 'Chain-Smoker' Hernandez

NFL Marijuana Ban Did Not Deter 'Chain-Smoker' Hernandez

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez smoked marijuana after football games and during the offseason, but the rampant drug use disclosed at his recent murder trial never resulted in an NFL suspension. The myriad references to Hernandez's love of marijuana blunts, in sworn testimony over the course of the three-month trial, put the league's drug policy under focus, as it led to questions about how the 25-year-old Bristol native played professional football for three years without failing numerous drug tests. Now a convicted killer, Hernandez was a key member of the Patriots' prolific offense before he was arrested for murder in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, the...