MARIJUANA USE AFFECTS MEMORY (OF FORMER NFL RUNNING BACKS)

RASHAAN SALAAM

Pro Football Talk came up with this great item:

Somebody got the genius idea recently to interview former Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam about current Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson and his so-far wasted career.

After all, Salaam was one of the players on a list by ESPN.com featuring “The Worst Draft Picks in 25 Years” and you could probably make the argument that so far Benson has been a bigger failure than Salaam.

Salaam mentioned his well-known use of marijuana. He claims “everybody” in the league smokes pot and denied it contributed to his failed NFL career. Fine. Except www.profootballtalk.com dug up an interview from 2003 where Salaam clearly thought differently. At the time Salaam said,

 

“It really took the life out of me. It took away my love for football.  My love turned toward the weed.  That’s not the person I really am, you know what I’m saying.  I want to play football, not smoke weed all my life.  My life got away from me.”

 

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