Jim McMahon in Netflix's "Disjointed" ad. (YouTube)

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Ex-NFL Stars Call on Roger Goodell to Allow Cannabis in ‘Fake’ PSA

"Many players argue that weed helps calm their ailments -- both physical and mental.”

Former NFL stars including Jim McMahon, Mark Restelli and Ricky Williams appear in a new PSA that calls on league commissioner Roger Goodell to de-stigmatize cannabis in the NFL.

The catch? It’s fake, according to CBS Sports.

The commercial is part of Netflix’s “Disjointed,” a show known for creating funny and fictitious ads to exist within the world of the comedy series — but CBS Sports says that likely won’t stop it from ending up on the commissioner’s desk anyway.

“It’s definitely an interesting approach because, despite the ad not technically being “real,” it was still was made and exists at least partially in earnest,” Pete Blackburn writes.

“With a curtain being pulled back on the dangerous long-term health issues — including CTE — that plague many players during and after their careers, there’s a growing interest in how to avoid (or, at the very least, minimize) those issues. Many players argue that weed helps calm their ailments — both physical and mental — and is a safer, less addictive option than prescription drugs.”

Take a look at the ad below.

Read the full story at CBS Sports