Does the NFL need be more compassionate about alternative forms of pain relief for players? Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss in the Shot Clock.

I am stunned by Dan Bickley’s marijuana proposal (April 26), which sounds so uncharacteristic to all your previous writings over the years.

I agree with you that NFL football is good ol’ fashion Blood & Guts. Its current acceptance is proved by its record attendance over other professional sports.

But your recent diagnosis to turn the football stadium into a marijuana marathon by permitting players to abuse the substance blows my mind.

How you continue this as the answer to some teams abusing pain killers and addictive drugs is confusing, at the least.

Why not attack that problem head-on rather than compounding chaos. Please, let’s not turn NFL football stadiums into drug fests.

Bill Hansen, Sun City West

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