Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted on Joe Rogan’s podcast that he’s played an NFL game on the painkiller Percocet.
Rogers opened up about the decision, which he called “ridiculous.”
“Pain management, especially in our sport, is fascinating to see how things can be ‘treated.’ I’m going to use treated quotes because I was able to. [on painkillers]Definitely,” Rogers said. Joe Rogan Experience.
“[I played] with percocet. It was more for pain management, so I wasn’t taking the higher doses, which was ridiculous in the end. You take anti-inflammatory drugs, but they all come with a warning: If you take this for more than a few weeks, you could damage your liver. You should get a blood test because it can give. ”
This is a disturbing admission, and one that is likely common throughout the league.
The NFL may have become more tolerant of things like marijuana in recent years, as pain relievers can be highly addictive if abused.
“Just because the league is using it as a bargaining lever, they still didn’t know that curbing drug abuse with painkillers was a top priority to avoid future litigation. It accomplishes two things,” Kilman added.
“In HS…yes…high school…we had people like this..me included..the ‘playthrough mindset’ is admirable in some parts and sad in others It’s dangerous,” added one fan.
“Do you think the league cares about players getting addicted? I don’t want to do it, I just want to complain. Stop it,” another fan wrote.
Be smart, NFL players.