Marijuana advocates post billboard near Broncos' stadium: 'Stop driving players to drink'

DENVER - Marijuana advocates are trying to grab some attention from the NFL's season opening game in Denver.

The Marijuana Policy Project wants the league to stop punishing players for using marijuana and has put up a billboard near Sports Authority Field for Thursday's Denver Broncos- Baltimore Ravens game. It's in Broncos' orange-and-blue asks the NFL to "stop driving players to drink." Marijuana supporters have long insisted that drinking poses a bigger danger than pot.

In 2011, Broncos star linebacker Von Miller tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines, according to sources who talked to the Denver Post.  The All-Pro linebacker was suspended for the first six games of the regular reason for violating the NFL's drug substance-abuse policy.

The NFL said Miller was suspended without pay as of Saturday, Aug. 31. He will be eligible to return to the Broncos' active roster on Monday, Oct. 14 following the team's Oct. 13 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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