NFL Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Eugene Monroe is DFCR’s Athletics Ambassador and Co-Chair of the NFL Steering Committee. A former offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, Eugene retired from the NFL in July 2016, citing concerns over head trauma sustained during his career and the risk of developing neurological problems. He has appeared on ESPN’s Sports Center to discuss responsible marijuana use in the NFL. The VICE series ‘Weediquette’ recently featured Eugene in a full episode dedicated to the NFL.
Eugene's advocacy has been featured by ESPN, Rolling Stone, NBC Sports, USA Today, Fox Sports, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and Deadspin. Follow Eugene on Twitter here.
Derrick Morgan is Co-Chair of the NFL Steering Committee. A current linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, Derrick has been calling for the NFL to consider the benefits of medical marijuana. Derrick’s cannabis advocacy has been featured by ABC News, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN and USA Today. Follow Derrick on Twitter here.
In June 2016, Eugene and Derrick spoke with Katie Couric about the NFL’s need to reconsider its policy on cannabis.
NFL Steering Committee Members
Jim McMahon is a former NFL quarterback. He won two Super Bowl rings with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. In this ABC news spot from January 2016, Jim credits cannabis with relieving symptoms associated with severe headaches, depression, memory loss, vision and speech problems. His cannabis advocacy has been featured by Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News. Follow Jim on Twitter here.
Kyle Turley is a former NFL All-Pro offensive lineman. He is a lead educator-activist for the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition. VICE recently aired a 4-part series entitled ‘Chasing Strains’ that follows Kyle’s journey through the potential applications of medical marijuana in sports. Watch Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Follow Kyle on Twitter here.
Ricky Williams is a former NFL All-Pro running back. He was awarded the prestigious Heisman Trophy in 1998 during his college football career at the University of Texas. We encourage you to watch this Sports Illustrated film about Ricky’s history with cannabis, released in July 2016. O’Shaughnessy’s released this story back in 2004, with excerpts from Ricky’s journal. Follow Ricky on Twitter here.