The tragic death of Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has shed a spotlight on the use of opioids in pro-sports. Nine-year NFL veteran Kyle Turley advocates for an alternative to addictive pain medications. Turley retired from the NFL in 2007 after years of struggling with physical and neurological ailments. In 2014 he began a "cannabis regimen free of pharmaceuticals." Since beginning treatment, Turley told JohnWallStreet he hasn't experienced a single episode from vertigo, which has led him to advocate for the use of CBD alternatives in the treatment of sports injuries. For more on the intersection of sports and finance, subscribe to JohnWallStreet's free daily newsletter.
Let's talk about CBD. Lofa Tatupu, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker, started his own CBD brand--ZoneIn. Tatupu joined TheStreet to explain why he decided to start the company and to give Rob Gronkowski--former Patriots tight end and another former athlete involved in the CBD industry--a message. When asked whether or not Tatupu would consider teaming up with Gronkowski, Tatupu answered, "Rob...listen, I know Rob personally, we lived a block from each other. If you want to team up man, you know, cause he's got a topical, we have an ingestable, I'd be all for that." Kyle Turley, a former NFL offensive lineman, sat down with JohnWallStreet earlier this week to discuss CBD and the NFL. Watch the interview here. Bull Market Fantasy: LIVE TUESDAY & THURSDAY @10:45AM Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more videos : Listen our latest Podcasts on Soundcloud Catch Up: Today's Top News Videos Below
The average length of an NFL career is 3.3 years, but former all-pro offensive tackle Kyle Turley says that CBD has the potential to extend players' careers. In fact, he believes he would still be playing today - at 44 years old - if he had access to the CBD from the time he started playing the game. Catch more of his exclusive interview with JohnWallStreet here.
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Former NFL player Kyle Turley says that team doctors are contributing to - if not to blame for - players' prescription drug problems. Bringing up the subject of how opioid addiction occurs among athletes in an exclusive interview with JohnWallStreet, Turley said "It starts with with going to see the team doctor." Catch his full take in the video above. For more on the intersection of sports and finance, subscribe to JohnWallStreet's free daily newsletter.
It's widely expected that cannabis will be removed from the NFL's list of banned substances in the next collective bargaining agreement. But the players' ability to use CBD products is likely to come at a price in the form of an extended season. Former Saints, Chiefs and Rams offensive lineman Kyle Turley said that it's a shame the players would have to give up anything for something that could potentially save lives. "With concussions and CTE being such a big issue it's egregious and appalling that the players would have to give up anything. The NFL should be leading this [movement], not Kyle Turley," Turley said in an exclusive interview with JohnWallStreet. For more on the intersection of sports and finance, subscribe to JohnWallStreet's free daily newsletter.
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