Former NFL running back opens pot-smoking gym

Unique way to work out, certainly

A man smokes a marijuana joint during a march in favor of the legalization of marijuana in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Former NFL star Ricky Williams has made a strange post-career decision and opened up a gym that advocates athlete marijuana use, with Williams contending that this gym will be one of the first in the world to do so. 

The idea is that members of the gym will need a medical marijuana prescription to join the gym but that could be scrapped if California vote to legalize recreational pot in November. 

Williams explained what he hoped to achieve through opening the gym to Kron4

“I think a lot of people buy into the stoner stereotype where guys just sit on the couch, smoke and don’t do anything, and they’re not very motivated,” said Williams, who retired from the NFL after the 2011 season.

“I found when I was playing football that using cannabis helped me relax physically, relax mentally and even spiritually.”

Williams has had opposition to his plans with the Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana, a political action group, disputing the fact that Marijuana would help you focus at the gym. 

Carla Lowe from the committee said drugs make you ‘dopey’ and not focused.  

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Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran

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