When it comes to drugs, and substance abuse, the NFL does not play around. It doesn’t matter how big of an athlete you are, or how many fans you have, if you are endorsing or using a banned substance, they will pursue you to the fullest extent.
On the surface, Aaron Rodgers didn’t do anything wrong when he endorsed his use of psychedelic substances, but according to FS1 talking head and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, the NFL will be looking to have a sit-down with the four-time MVP.
The four-time MVP recently attributed a good portion of his back-to-back MVP success to ayahuasca psychedelic. He said this when he appeared on the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast,” and described it being the first time he used it in South America, crediting his success for the past two seasons to it.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I really don’t. I don’t really believe in coincidences at this point. It’s the universe bringing things to happen when they’re supposed to happen.
“There’s signs and synchronicities all around us at all times if we’re awake enough to see them and to take them in and to listen to our intuition when it’s speaking to us or pounding us in the head saying, ‘Hey dummy, this is what you’re supposed to be doing.'” Rodgers said on the Podcast.
A sit-down with the league regarding Rodgers’ use of such psychedelics will probably be next, according to Sharpe. Sharpe thinks that after those comments by Rodgers regarding the psychedelics he uses, that the NFL will be “giving him a call” according to the TMZ.
“I’m sure the NFL is probably going to give him a call and say, ‘That’s not a good look,'” the Hall of Fame tight end said Thursday.
While he personally takes no issue with Rodgers’ methods, he’s understandably confident that the NFL won’t share the same opinion as him.
“I don’t know the NFL is too happy about him taking hallucinogens,” Sharpe said before adding, “I’m sure the commissioner is going to reach out and have a conversation with him.”
Rodgers, who is no stranger to trying unusual or secondhand remedies throughout his career (remember he immunized himself against COVID rather than get the vaccine) has now endorsed a psychedelic substance that at this moment isn’t listed as illegal for use in the NFL.
Ultimately, no one knows if this was a punishable offense by Rodgers, or if politics will ultimately silence him about the psychedelic he is using. But according to Sharpe, if it’s legal, helping him play, and stay healthy and productive, he supports it.
“It seems weird to me,” he said, “but whatever helps a person become a better person and find his inner self — I’m cool with it.”