Indianapolis Colts Release Linebacker After Marijuana Arrest

The controversy was most pronounced in the weeks immediately preceding the biggest sporting event of the season when Chandler Jones apologized for his use of synthetic weed. But all season long - right up until the Super Bowl - the message as clear to the NFL from former players and others - the league's prohibition of marijuana is dangerous to those who play the game and needs to end.

But at least one team, the Colts, doubled down this week on a strong prohibitionist position, and suggested they released linebacker Jonathan Newsome because of a recent marijuana arrest.

The arrest came following multiple trips by the local police in Zionsville, Indiana, to Newsome's apartment for noise complaints.

The now former Colts Linebacker, for his part, was gracious in his departure, tweeting:

Fan response has mostly been understanding, positive, and frustrated with the state of prohibition both in the league and in the state itself.

We were left wondering what Chicago Bears legend and medical marijuana advocate Jim McMahon would think of this episode, but we'll leave the final word to Twitter user @whodoiowe who responded to Newsome's earlier tweet about God and his plan thusly:

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The "Better Now" singer will release the first products from his new cannabis brand in the coming weeks. Post Malone first teased the arrival of his new Shaboink line of cannabis products back in May, and now it looks like Post is finally ready to bring launch the new brand with the help of premium cannabis brand Sherbinskis. For the launch Post Malone worked with Sherbinskis' founder Mario Guzman to develop the 'Posty OG' terpene profile that will be featured in Shaboink's non-intoxicating hemp pre-rolls.

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