You probably have heard about a runner’s high, but many professional athletes are actually getting high before they compete.
A former Georgia Bulldog and NFL player told Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein about 80% of the guys in the league are using marijuana.
Football is known for bone crushing hits. More and more players are turning to marijuana to help relieve the pain from the physicality of the sport.
“I would probably say around 80 % of the guys in our league use cannabis,” said Tavarres King, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs and spent seven years in the NFL.
“You mentioned 80% of your teammates or guys that you know in the league were using marijuana. Were you one of them?” Klein asked King.
“100 percent,” King answered, going on the record for the first time about his marijuana use during his NFL career.
King said marijuana helped him with anxiety and focus.
“Playing with it, laser sharp. I was laser sharp, laser focused,” King said.
“So, everyone knows you with the Giants, Lambeau Field, catching a touchdown pass from Eli Manning and you were high that game?” Klein asked.
“Yeah, yeah I was,” replied King laughing.
“You did your job,” Klein said.
“Yeah, I did my job,” King said.