His traveling partner was Bruce Allen, the Bucs' general manager, and they carried with them two footballs and a pair of new cleats. the duo walked into Capone's, a sports bar in Coeur d'Alene where people gather to watch Broncos games, play pool and drink Molsons.Ten minutes later Jake Plummer and his wife, Kollette, walked in. Two months earlier the Buccaneers had made a trade with the Broncos for the rights to Plummer, even though he had announced that he was retiring from the NFL at age 32.
THC is the substance in marijuana that gives the feeling of euphoria or a "high."Plummer is part of group of former and current NFL players asking the league to back research on CBD's effectiveness managing and preventing pain.
They say the prescription drugs players take -- like opioids -- are far more dangerous and addictive. "They may not be getting them in the locker room, but they can find those opioids everywhere, and they are terrible for you."He says players reach for something when they are dealing with pain or injuries, and he feels a natural option is better."CBD grows in the earth. "It helps your body instead of hurting it." Eugene Monroe, a current player with the Baltimore Ravens, is helping pay for research into the cannabidoil out his own pocket.
The former Broncos quarterback has been pushing for cannabinoid research for NFL players, and has raised awareness through the "When the Lights Fade" campaign for two studies on CBD’s potential benefits to both active and retired NFL player, Jhabvala writes.
A recent study by Boston University shows 96 percent of former NFL players suffer from CTE, a neurodegenerative disease from repetitive brain trauma that leads to memory loss, dementia and depression.
Plummer talked with Denver Thursday about his new ventures, sitting in the crowd at Broncos games and his take on this year's Denver team. Maybe think about things they're not used to thinking about or hear a different opinion or even just start a conversation.
Whether it's a debate or conversation, in the likeness of my old buddy Pat Tillman, who loved to spark people's thoughts and get them talking and speaking and thinking about themselves and other things, I'm going to try to do that.
I don't want to be a stat, as ex-NFL players, a lot of them become.
You have to wonder why a red-blooded American male in his prime would walk away from fame and fortune as an NFL quarterback to play handball and hang with his family and dogs. As we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, a look back at how Jake Plummer, who seemingly had The American Dream in his hand, abruptly walked away from it all at the age of 32.
Plummer says a lot of players who have not come forward publicly are taking and benefiting from it.
-- Jake Plummer, the quarterback, is now Jake Plummer, the media personality. "I can remember multiple times where I said I would never be that guy that's pontificating and saying all these things. John Lynch does FOX football and he's gone from Wednesday to Sunday. I'm doing some color for the ASU spring game to see if I'm any good at that. I can remember multiple times where I said I would never be that guy that's pontificating and saying all these things. There's so much of it out there -- for me it's a chance to voice a little bit about things I'm interested in. Doing the TV thing was a whole new experience, and now doing this podcast, the nice thing is I can do it at home or wherever I am on the computer. It gets run by Twitter and Facebook and all the social media sites, which is so strange to me, but it's a new frontier, like I said.
But I've given it a lot of thought and I'm going to try to stay within my boundaries and give a little different insight, hopefully, that people will enjoy. I'm doing the Pac-12, which is nice because it's not every weekend and it's just for a day or two. So I might get some Pac-12 games to do some color this year, which would be fun." Are you enjoying this next phase of your career? But I've given it a lot of thought and I'm going to try to stay within my boundaries and give a little different insight, hopefully, that people will enjoy. So I'm interested to get involved with it." You've even started a Twitter account? I said I would never Twitter, and now I have a Twitter account. " What do you want to get out of the podcast, and what do you hope fans get out of it?