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Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:01 am | Updated: 11:21 pm, Tue Jun 11, 2013.

Regarding the story, “Mathieu enters NFL drug testing program” from May 26:

So why does the NFL care weather Tyrann Mathieu or any other player uses marijuana instead of alcohol during their off time? Money. And lots of it.

What industry spends the most on TV advertising for sporting events? The beer industry.

As marijuana use increases, beer consumption goes down. The beer industry knows this. And this is one of the major reasons marijuana remains a criminalized substance.

Kirk Muse

Mesa

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