Former NFL Star Ricky Williams Opening Cannabis-Friendly Gym in California

ppAs a member of the New Orlean Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens, Ricky Williams played as a running back in the NFL (National Football League) for over a decade, include five season in which he rushed for over 1,000 yards (a sought-after feat for those unfamiliar with the sport). In total, he garnered over 10,000 yards and 66 touchdowns. These accomplishments are despite Williams being held back by multiple suspensions due to testing positive for cannabis.

Now, Williams is the co-owner of a forthcoming San Francisco gym – called Power Plant Fitness – which will be the first openly cannabis-friendly gym in the country. Also co-owner of the gym is Jim McAlpine, founder of the 420 Games (which holds athletic competitions for cannabis users in order to help fight the stigma that cannabis makes you lazy).

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Former NFL Player: Cannabis Was to Me, What Spinach Was to Popeye

Ricky Williams, a former NFL (National Football League) player who won a Heisman Trophy in college and was selected as the first pick in the NFL draft, recently compared his cannabis use to Popeye’s use of spinach, implying that it significantly improved his performance, according to USA Today.

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Ricky Williams (#34 on the left) claims that during his NFL career cannabis was to him what spinach was to Popeye.

The comment came during an interview with Campus Insiders. He was asked if his cannabis use – which led to multiple suspensions during his career in the NFL – slowed him down at all, and if it was an Achilles heel for him.

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