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Former NFL RB Ricky Williams believes Weed Use Can Help Players Deal With Pain (Video)

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Monday, February 1, 2016
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You remember former NFL player Ricky Williams, the same guy who left his NFL career in order to smoke weed full time. Ricky tested positive for marijuana on the regular and faced many suspensions while playing in the NFL.

These days, the former NFL running back is apart of a panel of former players at the 2016 SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup that was titled “How Cannabis Will Save the NFL.”, where he explained how using the drug helped him deal with the pain of football.

“I got to a point in my career where I realized, ‘I’m not going to be able to do this much longer,’” Williams said.

“The teams don’t care, you know, they weren’t trying to take care of me,” Williams said. “So, I had to take care of myself. One of the ways I took care of myself was using cannabis.”
 
“I’d go see the doctor, he’d give me some anti-inflammatories, some pain pills, and just try to rest,” Williams said. “That’s it.
 
“I think there’s a better way.”

 



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