Ricky Williams’ latest advice may get some NFL players in trouble.
We’ve all heard the power of healing that marijuana has. But at the same time, we’ve heard the legal problems that it’ll bring you. Ex-NFL running back Ricky Williams has become an advocate for marijuana use to help ease the pain that NFL players go through. Once you read Williams’ reaction, you may be swayed to want to try it.
According to reports, Williams, who played for the Dolphins, Saints and Ravens during 12 NFL seasons, was part of a panel of ex-players at the 2016 SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup and strongly advocated marijuana usage.
“I played a position where I got beat up a lot,” Williams said during a forum entitled “How Cannabis will save the NFL”. “A couple years I led the NFL in carries, and somehow I was able to recover through the week. I got to a point in my career where I realized, ‘I’m not going to be able to do this much longer.'”
There’s only so much that pills can do and you can tell that this plant has helped him out.
“The teams don’t care, you know, they weren’t trying to take care of me,” he 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 (say) just try to rest,” Williams added. “That’s it . . . I think there’s a better way.”
We’re not saying to turn to drugs but Williams does make a good case for it. Would you use marijuana to help ease the pain instead of Novocaine?