Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder said that his ex-teammate, running back Ricky Williams, smoked marijuana the night before games.
Crowder told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk radio station about Williams’ marijuana use:
“Remember that Buffalo game, the 200-yard game? Smoked the night before. Talk to Ricky. He was doing it, that’s what he did. Ricky has social anxiety and he smoked weed. Ricky’s marijuana didn’t affect the team until he got caught smoking . . . Him smoking weed, sitting at his house smoking weed, didn’t affect anybody but Ricky. He got high and then he sobered up and then he went to practice the next day.”
Williams was known to use marijuana, as he tested positive for the drug three times.
The game to which Crowder refers, is the one in which Williams set a Dolphins franchise record of 228 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-31 loss.
Williams captured the 2003 Pro Bowl MVP award just a year after winning the 2002 league rushing title.