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Ricky Williams claims 60 to 70 percent of NFL players use marijuana

Ricky Williams claims 60 to 70 percent of NFL players use marijuana

Everyone knows former NFL running back Ricky Williams used marijuana during his career. He tested positive for the drug four times, contributing to a year-long suspension in 2006.

Now he's claiming that the majority of NFL players and some coaches use marijuana, too. 

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Williams said he played with quarterbacks and under coaches that smoked pot, and estimated a full 60 to 70 percent of NFL players doas well. 

How do that many people use a banned substance without being caught? Because most players are only tested for "substances of abuse" once per year before the season begins. They know when to expect testing and stop using in that period. 

That schedule becomes more frequent for those who've tested postive. Williams estimates that he was drug tested roughly 500 times -- so often that his wife became friendly with the testers. 

Williams, who retired for good in 2012 after one season with the Ravens, said players turn to cannabis for pain management as an alternative to traditional painkillers, especially the addictive opiod-class drugs. 

He agrees with former Raven Eugene Monroe's belief that the NFL should explore the theurpeutic benefits of marijuana.

Monroe remains a free agent after being released by Baltimore in June, leading to speculation that his vocal marijuana advocacy has hampered his job prospects. 

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Ravens' Marlon Humphrey gets creative for morning workout, climbs rock hill

Ravens' Marlon Humphrey gets creative for morning workout, climbs rock hill

With the NFL season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the beginning of OTAs and other training sessions have been delayed. Therefore, players have had to get creative with their workouts based on their surroundings.

From truck pushing to weight-lifting sessions in mom and dad's driveway, there has been no shortage of unique workouts across the league. However, Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey may have just claimed the title of most creative.

On Monday, the star defender shared a video on Twitter of a workout he and his brothers participated in. The three looked to be focusing on cardio and strength-building, but not in the way it's typically done. Finding a large pile of gravel and rocks, they took turns running up the terrain. It's easy to feel the burn in your thighs and calves just looking at it.

Humphrey and his brothers made the exercise look rather easy, though it is certainly anything but that. Even the smallest piece of gravel on flat ground can sometimes trip someone up, and here, the cornerback is running up a hill composed entirely of it.

After former Ravens safety Eric Weddle responded to the video by letting Humphrey know just how insane the workout is, Humphrey admitted it didn't last long.

If this type of tricky surface isn't slowing Humphrey down, there isn't much that can. When the NFL season does begin, it could be a long year for opposing wide receivers who are tasked with somehow escaping his coverage.

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SEE IT: Ravens LB Tyus Bowser surprises mom with a new car for her birthday

SEE IT: Ravens LB Tyus Bowser surprises mom with a new car for her birthday

Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser shares a special bond and love with his mother. So when it came to celebrating her birthday, the fourth-year defender wanted to make sure he showed her just how much she meant to him.

Bowser did just that, pulling off an epic surprise when presenting her gift. With the camera rolling, he let her know that there was a brand new car waiting for her outside. The reaction on her face was priceless.

The embrace the two shared when Bowser's mother realized what her son had done made it feel like someone was cutting onions in the room. The linebacker's journey to the NFL was undoubtedly fueled by his mother's support, and now he was able to show his appreciation for all she's done with an incredible gesture on her special day. 

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