It is crucial for athletes to be cautious about the substances they consume prior to a game. A prime example of this occurred when Micah Parsons, a member of the Dallas Cowboys, decided to take C4 energy powder before facing off against the Carolina Panthers. As a result, Parsons faced certain consequences via Cowboys.com.
“Pregame, everybody was like, ‘Let’s take a shot of this C4’ and it was something I had never done before,” Parsons said. “As soon as I put it in, I was like, ‘Man, this stuff is strong.'”
From there, it was downhill.
“I got some water to help put it down,” Parsons recounts while laughing. “By the fifth play, it felt like my heart was about to jump out my chest. I felt like was I about to explode. Eventually, I just started throwing up. It was all coming out. I’m never doing that again. I’m sticking to my routine.”
Despite that, Parsons was a frequent flyer in the backfield all night on creating pressure on Young, as even aside from his 2.5 sacks, his pure presence affected the Panthers all day.
Parsons was able to shake it off, but it is something he won’t do again.