View Full Version : Ex-NFL Pothead Speaks Out

09-12-2004, 05:27 PM
NFL High Times
By Andrea Kremer and Tom Farrey

Before there was Ricky Williams, there was Shawn King.

"It wasn't so much that I just had to have marijuana," King said. "It was just that I didn't want to be tied down, man."

Tied down by the NFL's rules against smoking pot, that is.

"I'm not gonna say it helped me, but it definitely didn't hurt me," said King, who sometimes lit up on the morning of games. "By the time you warm up, and you're in all those pads, and in all that heat in the pre-game [warm-ups], and you've jumped in the Jacuzzi two or three times, your high is gone. You're just thinking about football or what you're going to do after the game, or whatever. I had some of my best games when I smoked beforehand."


09-12-2004, 06:02 PM
Holy cow.

I can't believe he tested pregnant. That's hilarious . . .