Former NFL running back Ricky Williams is again calling on the league to allow marijuana as a treatment option for teams.
He missed a significant portion of his career due to violations of the substance abuse policy. And, while the league has softened its stance on the herb, Williams is still looking forward to the day when teams will be permitted to use cannabis-based treatments after games.
“I think the next step, though, is at the end of a game, if we’re on the plane ride home, the trainer is walking down the aisle and has two capsule cases – one of Ambien, and the other one of Vicodin,” he told TMZ this week.
“And the truth is, for football players, we do need something because it hurts, and you’re all revved up and it’s hard to calm down and go to sleep. And I’d love to see cannabis as being one of those things that the trainer is walking down the aisle and offering to those players.
“We have an authentic message, and people are growing some really amazing flower that can really help people feel better. If we can be a person that can make that connection on the cannabis side, that feels great to us.”
Williams has been an advocate for the use of marijuana for various health benefits and now owns a cannabis brand called “Highsman,” which is said to be doing well.
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