“Because It’s Like He’s Living His True Self” | Former NFL Player Ricky Williams Applauds Aaron Rodgers For Being Open About Use Of Psychedelics

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The Green Bay Packers have started the 2022 NFL season 3-3 and reigning two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has struggled immensely without departed All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.

This season is an unusually non-productive one for Rodgers who threw 85 touchdowns and just nine interceptions during his back-to-back MVP seasons.

Rodgers claims his two best NFL seasons came after he began using the plant-based drug psychedelic drug ayahuasca in Peru. The psychedelic doesn’t violate the league’s NFL drug policy.

Former NFL running back Ricky Williams, a strong advocate for medical marijuana use and hallucinogenics, recently applauded Rodgers for his openness about his use of ayahuasca.

Williams’ support of Rodgers is very personal. The former Heisman winner’s promising career was basically derailed because he stood by the merits of marijuana and the use of psychedelics at a time when the NFL was much more conservative with its stance on cannabis.

Williams reportedly failed three drug tests during his time with the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins, which prompted him to make the decision to retire from football in 2004, on the heels of what was reportedly an undisclosed fourth failed test.

While he was ineligible to play, Williams studied Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of holistic medicine, at the California College of Ayurveda that autumn in Grass Valley, California.

He returned to the NFL without a regret but continued to bounce around in and out of the league until he officially retired as a member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2012.

 

Williams Was Excited To Hear Rodgers Admit To Using Psychedelics

Andy Nesbitt of USA Today recently interviewed Williams on a host of topics, including Aaron Rodgers announcing he used the ayahuasca psychedelic.

“I do a podcast once a week with Dan Le Batard, and we integrate astrology,” said the former Heisman Trophy winner, who left the NFL to freely indulge in cannabis. “And so, Aaron Rodgers astrological chart is online, and so we’ve talked about it a few times. And, for me, when I heard him speak about it I, like, lit up. Because it’s like he’s living his true self, you know? There’s so much pressure to be, when you’re the MVP of the NFL, to not share those parts of yourself. And for his to be able to use that platform and to share that, I thought it was amazing. And how many people are now going to be more open-minded to look to going down these channels to improve the quality of their life because you had the courage to speak up? So I think it’s great.”

The former Heisman Trophy winner is no stranger to what Rodgers is feeling, and that’s probably why he’s so intrigued with Rodgers being so open about it. Williams has never been shy about his use of marijuana and hallucinogens.

Rodgers Has Had An Adventurous Year: Brought On By Himself

The past 12 months have been a bit of a whirlwind for the four-time NFL MVP, from his lying about being vaccinated to announcing his use of psychedelics and proclaiming it enhanced his play. 

And, get this, he’s still questioning his coaches in Green Bay, as on Monday following Sunday’s home loss to the Jets he said the coaching staff needs to simplify things. His head coach, Matt LaFleur, said he has no idea what that means and left it at that.

Things are teetering a bit in Green Bay, but that’s nothing a trip to play the listless Washington Commanders can’t help cure.


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