Former NFL quarterback Mark Brunell appeared on ESPN this morning to warn viewers of the scourge of marijuana, claiming it destroys the brain and ruins lives while demanding the NFL step up its testing and enforcement of an anti-weed policy. His claims were in response to Ryan Clark's recognition that many NFL players use the drug to cope with the chronic pain that comes from laboring in such a violent sport.

Brunell made the declaration moments after claiming Eli Manning is an elite NFL quarterback, among the league's best five at the position. We can only imagine what substance one must smoke in order to come to that kind of conclusion, and that the former Jaguars star is both intellectually and financially bankrupt. [ESPN]