LenDale White rips open a pack of cheap cigars, packs in some green leaves and rolls a blunt.
Marijuana is legal in Colorado, and White aches in his head, back and places where a surgeon’s scalpel can’t touch. A little weed now and then takes the edge off, so he will smoke a bit later and avoid the dark temptation of pills.
He has been hesitant to say that publicly because people make snap judgments without knowing him. They think: Overweight. They think: Loud.
They think fourth and two.
Screw it, he says.
A lot of what he is willing to discuss today he has been hesitant to say, but he’s not embarrassed anymore.
“I’m to the point where, man, I’m just … I’m doing what makes me happy, period,” White says.
Happiness is always a little tougher this time of year. It’s Labor Day, and the NFL opens in three days. College football began