Marijuana Policy Project

Ricky Williams Likens Marijuana to Spinach

Retired football star Ricky Williams knows a few things about marijuana. The former Miami Dolphin, who was suspended several times for pot, now says he used it "more like spinach for Popeye.

"I don't agree that it was an Achilles heel," he tells Campus Insiders' Bonnie Bernstein.

Williams retired in 2012. His playing career was interrupted by numerous suspensions and a personal hiatus when he refused to comply with NFL rules.

He's currently the running backs coach at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. "Obviously, there are rules you have to follow," Williams says about how he advises the players. "Don't get in trouble, that's what I tell them." He should know.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.