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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, answers a question from a fan about marijuana use during a fan forum for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Bloomberg) – A group of former National Football League players is using the Super Bowl to push for a new policy on marijuana, saying the substance should be more widely available as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon said pot has helped him numb lingering pain from injuries sustained during 15 seasons in the league. And it’s done so, he said, without the side effects he experienced from the opioid Percocet.

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