Ricky Williams and his love for weed are well documented. What isn’t well documented is how the love for herbs came about.


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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.’”

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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.