NFL responds to Aaron Rodgers’ psychedelics admission
Aaron Rodgers is okay with continuing to use ayahuasca, at least under NFL guidelines.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported on Monday that the league and players’ union have confirmed that ayahuasca, a tea infused from plants that has psychoactive effects, is not a banned compound or PED under the rules. of the NFL.
“The main psychoactive ingredient, N,N– Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a Schedule I drug under federal law. Not a problem under NFL law,” Florio wrote.
Rodgers detailed his use of ayahuasca over the past few offseasons during a podcast appearance with Aubrey Marcus this summer.
“For me, one of the fundamentals of your mental health is that self-esteem,” Rodgers said, via Sports Illustrated. “That’s what ayahuasca has done for me, is help me see how to love myself unconditionally. It’s only in this unconditional self-love that I can truly be able to love others. unconditionally. And what better way to work on my sanity than to have an experience like this?”
If Rodgers wants to continue having those experiences, he can. As long as he doesn’t get caught by the authorities.
The NFL will not discipline him at all for his travels.