The NFLPA has not yet voted on the NFL's proposed collective bargaining agreement that was approved by the owners last week. Several high profile players such as J.J. Watt, Aaron Rodgers, and Richard Sherman have spoken out against the proposed CBA, but with guaranteed minimums increasing, it could be more popular among players at the bottoms of rosters.
Lorenzo Alexander is still serving as the player representative for the Buffalo Bills for the NFLPA and has been knee deep in these talks for weeks.
Here's some of what Alexander shared during his time with John Murphy and Steve Tasker on One Bills Live on Monday:
"It can be a deal-breaker. We're talking about our bodies. Yes, money is great, but a lot of guys don't feel like it's a great trade off. So, there were guys that wanted an even bigger roll back, as far as me being there at work, especially in the offseason. If I'm going to have all these OTAs, which we talk about CTE and player health, all the hits I have to endure, especially as a linebacker, those are hits we're trying to take off of our bodies."
"Marijuana was not a big deal for us. I think actually both sides, especially the way our country's gone, the idea of marijuana and it being more of a therapeutic use in many cases, and a lot safer."
You can hear the entire interview below: