Ricky Williams and his love for weed are well documented. What isn’t well documented is how the love for herbs came about.
During an appearance on “Club Shay Shay” with Shannon Sharpe on Tuesday, Williams revealed that he became a big smoker his senior year at Texas. He deep-dived into it heavily after learning that his girlfriend had been cheating on him with one of his teammates.
“That’s how it started. I was obsessing about this and my friend was like, ‘Dude, you gotta chill,’” Williams recalled. “He brought it out and was like, ‘You gotta hit this.’ And I did and it was the first time where I wasn’t obsessed and I wasn’t thinking about it. I could sleep and relax. From that moment I was like, ‘OK, this could be helpful for me.’”
A lot of people assumed Williams was a stoner all through college, so they’ll be surprised to hear relationship issues led him to be the poster athlete for weed involvement in sports.