GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca throughout an offseason retreat is not thought-about a violation of the NFL’s drug coverage.
Rodgers mentioned on “The Aubrey Marcus Podcast” final week how he went on an ayahuasca retreat to Peru in 2020, earlier than the third of his 4 MVP seasons. Ayahuasca is outlined as a psychoactive beverage native to South America and is commonly used for non secular, ritualistic or medicinal functions.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy stated Monday that it would not have triggered a optimistic check outcome on both the substance abuse or performance-enhancing substance insurance policies collectively bargained by the NFL and its gamers’ affiliation.
Earlier Monday, Packers coach Matt LaFleur was requested whether or not he was involved the league may self-discipline Rodgers, and LaFleur stated: “I actually have not given it a lot thought in any respect.”
Rodgers stated on the podcast that the retreat gave him “a deep and significant appreciation for all times” and added that “I got here again and knew I used to be by no means going to be the identical.”
Rodgers stated he believed the expertise helped pave the way in which for his success that 12 months.
The Related Press and ESPN’s Rob Demovsky contributed to this report.