There is no denying that the NFL is currently gripped by a drug problem. But there is two distinct parts to the problem, on one hand you have recreational street drugs like marijuana and on the other side is drugs that are dished out by team physicians, painkillers.
Recently, a few NFL players, including wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and retired Chicago Bears man Tank Johnson, carried out an interview with Fusion TV to discuss the wide ranging drug use and abuse throughout the league.
But it was the testimony of current New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond that really caught the eye.
Thurmond, who won the Superbowl last year with the Seattle Seahawks, recalled the time where he overdosed on painkillers given to him by Seahawks doctors.
When asked if he had any side effects from painkillers, the 26-year old responded, “I remember getting double Percocets. It put me in a state of having nightmares at night, that’s how crazy it was.”
No wonder former NFL players have taken out a lawsuit for the amount of drugs they had to take. It is truly insane that this sort of thing is happening at the pro level.