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Kerr Admits Using Marijuana For Pain Relief; Says NBA Should Look Into Medicinal Use

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 05 / 16

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that he "used marijuana for back pain he experienced the past two years," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Appearing on the CSN Bay Area "Warriors Insider" podcast on Friday, Kerr said, "I guess maybe I could even get in some trouble for this, but I've actually t...

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Nevada Contemplating New E-Sports Betting Rules

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NFLers Meet With Lawmakers On Social Issues

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Mike Evans Apologizes For Trump Protest

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NFLers Discuss Social Issues On Capitol Hill

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Buccaneers' Evans Sits In Protest Of Trump

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