Sammy Watkins has a very interesting personality.
The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver opened up to Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne about everything in his life and got much more than he expected.
On top of speaking on reincarnation, how spirits move through people, evil forces, teleportation and aliens — Watkins spoke on his time in Buffalo.
Buffalo traded future first- and fourth-round picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up from No. 9 to No. 4 in the 2014 draft to take Watkins. He rewarded them by bringing his friends with him to Buffalo and partying “every night,” drinking and smoking.
“I would go out and get wasted,” he told Dunne. “Wasted wasted.”
“‘Living fast,’ he calls it, holding up a pretend blunt,” Dunne wrote. “Yeah, he smoked plenty too.
His extravagant lifestyle coupled with dangerous habits caused him to fall into a serious depression.
“I don’t think the world knows what athletes go through off the field. We have family. We have lives. You have good and bad in your family. I’m like f–king Jesus in my family. I was putting family before football. I wasn’t focused on football. I was like: ‘F–k football. I have to figure out how I’m going to put my family in a position to be successful or not to get killed or not to get in a situation where they can go to jail.’
I was fighting a war outside of football.”
Watkins kept getting hurt in Buffalo and he would soon want out, ultimately getting traded to the Rams. He never really emerged as a star but had a solid year for them and has been a key player for the Chiefs the past two seasons.
He is now a Super Bowl champ after the team defeated the 49ers in the big game in February.