Relax man, I voted to legalize marijuana in WA. My comment was based on the fact that he has an issue with it, not any legal or ethical point of view. My point was simply that anyone with a substance abuse issue is at a higher risk when that substance is available without any trouble, or even breaking a law for that matter.
He may wind up not ever having a future problem with any banned substances and I really hope that is the case no matter where he ends up playing.
There is a lot at stake with these draft picks. CLE and JAC both are dealing with the loss of talent caused by players that had issues to begin with. Both of the players in question had warning flags prior to their selection. They have set a worse case example of what can happen and the risks involved. Blackmon and Gordon are sad cases but the cost goes beyond the talent and lives being wasted.
Player suspensions hurt teams in more than just the loss of talent and a draft pick. The wage they would have earned is lost in the form of a fine to the NFL offices. That is not recoverable by the team and counts against the cap. The player also takes up an inactive roster spot for the period of the suspension. These are issues that cannot be taken lightly. It was likely a big reason that Brandon Browner was not given another chance in Seattle. His suspension at the end of 2013 left the team shorthanded and cost it money for a player no longer available to them.