The NFL pre-season is finally upon us. The New England Patriots will have to do without QB Tom Brady for four games due to his suspension for the deflategate fiasco. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without their star receiver Martavius Bryant all year because of his repeated drug violations. Moreover, Leveon Bell will probably be suspended for four games due to his failure to show up for drug tests. There are other NFL athletes facing drug suspensions as well.
It all makes one wonder. These athletes are not living their dreams. They are living their wildest fantasies. How in the world can they jeopardize all they have for the temporary pleasure they get from using illegal drugs? Why is it that, if they want to alter their consciousness, they cannot do so with alcoholic beverages, at least until their relatively short careers are over?
Some fans have given up on sports altogether because of the illicit drug use and other problems. However, there will always be hundreds of millions of sports fans throughout the world that will keep supporting their favorite athletes and teams. They can hardly wait for the regular NFL season to begin.