A Winning 2014 Game Is Hazy For One NFL Player On Pain Pills
Brandon Marshall has recorded two games of three touchdown catches in his career, but he just remembers one. In a conference call with San Francisco Bay Area reporters ahead of Sunday’s Jets game against the 49ers he made the shocking admission. Brandon Marshall barely remembers three-touchdown performance because he was in a painkiller fog.
“I don’t really remember much about that game, because I worked really hard to get back from a high ankle [sprain],” Marshall said. “I’ll say it: I took a couple of pain pills that masked the pain.”I was supposed to be out four to six weeks,” Marshall said. “I don’t remember much from that game. I just remember catching those balls and that was pretty much it.”
Painkillers and The NFL
The use of painkillers in the NFL has become a highly reported topic of conversation in the last few years.
In a survey from last month, two-thirds of NFL players who responded said legalizing pot would equal fewer painkiller addictions.
“That is something I want to research more this offseason when I have time,” Marshall said. “I’m not a guy that knows about the benefits of what it can do for pain and other things. But I would like to hear others’ opinions and really research the effects it can have on us, the positive and negative.”
This incident marks the continuation of a down season, he set a Jets’ franchise record in receiving yards with 1,440 and tying the touchdown record with 14 just one-year ago.This year, Marshall has tallied just three touchdown catches — just one over the last seven games — and recorded 53 receptions, far off his 109-catch campaign last season.
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