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October 23, 2014

Ricky Williams says he turns down weed all the time

by Jared

Ricky Williams says he’s given up marijuana for good this time.

Williams, who is now an assistant football coach at the University of the Incarnate Word, says “he turns down weed all the time.”

“When I go places, people offer me pot all the time,” Williams said. “And then I have to say, ‘Well, I’m sorry, I don’t do that anymore.’ And they look so disappointed.”

Williams spoke to USA TODAY Sports for a story about changes in the marijuana rules of the NFL’s new drug policy.

He says now that marijuana offered relief from pain and stress during his playing days.

“I don’t agree that it was an Achilles heel, I kind of think it was more like spinach for Popeye,” he said.

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