One of the New England Patriots draft picks was interrogated pretty hard for his history of weed use in college. This seemed to be a huge issue for the young tight end and it is now hanging over his head. Here is a bigger issue, I think. What if an NFL player for the Raiders or 49ers got caught smoking weed through one of their drug tests but it was prescribed by his doctor? It is banned in the NFL but it is legal in California for medical purposes. Who has more chronic pain issues than professional football players? It seems to me that a prescription drug would override the drug policy of the NFL but then again I am no lawyer. This was brought up by a recent WSJ article. Would some free agent players sign with teams in states with legalized medical marijuana? Wouldn't that be an interesting sales pitch for a crappy team? The Raiders need all the help they can get. Then again, guys like JaMarcus Russell don't need any more reasons to eat.