The Green Bay Packers quarterback criticized the NFL’s stance on natural remedies for pain management, saying highly addictive painkillers used to be “easily accessible” and admitting to playing a game on Percocet.
“The pain management, especially with our sport, is fascinating to see how things are ‘treated.’ I use quotations on treated because, up until probably a decade ago, it was easily accessible to get oxy, Percocet, Vicodin, whatever you wanted. … you played [on painkillers], definitely,” Rodgers said on the Joe Rogan Experience.
“[I played] on Percocet. It was more for pain management, so I wasn’t taking any high dosage, but stupid, ultimately. Here’s the thing: I had knee issues for a long time, and you take anti-inflammatories. You’re taking anti-inflammatories, they all come with a warning: If you take this more than a few weeks, you’ve gotta get your blood tested because it can do damage to your liver. There are so many things you can take now, anti-inflammatory things, that are natural, that don’t cause damage to your body.”
He went on to say the NFL has done a better job of monitoring the use of addictive painkillers over the last decade but expressed frustration that CBD and other natural remedies are “frowned upon.”
“It’s ass backwards, the whole treatment of professional athletes—definitely in our sport, that we’re still giving out that stuff,” Rodgers said.
The reigning NFL MVP had once told the media that he had been “immunized” against COVID-19. Of course, we all found out that he had told a lie. He had simply received some treatment from doctors to build up his immune system.
Rodgers told Joe Rogan how he decided to “trick” the media.
Rodgers credited his brilliant performance for the last two seasons to his use of ayahuasca, a psychedelic tea that is illegal in the United States. The NFL has said it has no plans on punishing Rodgers for his use of the drug.
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