NFL Football and Painkillers (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption In this year's Super Bowl, many players with the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers may decide to "gut it out" and do whatever they can to play in the big game, in spite of pain from injuries. But a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that there's a price for such heroism, namely the use and misuse of pain-killing drugs called opioids. Jim Dryden has more. Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.