Quincy Enunwa blasts NFL's drug testing policy, lack of mental health concern
Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is not pleased with the NFL’s priorities.
With the beginning of training camp less than a month away, the NFL is going through the process of preparing for the 2020 season. Among the many things on the league’s to-do list is player drug testing in the fall. On Wednesday, Enunwa received a reminder from the NFLPA about the testing and took to Twitter to question why the NFL emphasizes drug testing its players instead of ensuring their mental health amid a pandemic and rampant social and racial injustices taking place throughout America.
“Just got the NFLPA reminder about drug testing this fall,” Enunwa wrote. “Boy, the NFL sure did hold on tight to testing for weed but spent very little time making sure players were taking care of their mental health during this time.”
Enunwa has never been one to shy away from speaking up when it comes to promoting mental health awareness. He recently held a live Q&A session about mental health on the official NFL Players Association Twitter account and told ESPN’s Rich Cimini in May that he wants to become a sports-performance therapist once his playing days come to an end.
“Helping guys with their mental health,” Enunwa said. “That’s my goal.”
Enunwa, who is sidelined for the 2020 season due to a neck injury, is using his time away from football to bring awareness to the cause. With help from his wife, Enunwa is donating to multiple organizations that “aim to ...
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