Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had spent nine seasons in the NFL. He was never suspended during his career but he definitely could have been. That is because he used to break one certain NFL rule after every game.
During a recent interview, Megatron admitted that he smoked marijuana after nearly every game he played in from 2007 until his retirement in 2015.
He used the drug to help ease the physical pain after each game. Another reason was that he was alarmed by the rampant drug abuse that he witnessed going on in the NFL.
The reason Johnson was smoking for medicinal purposes so often during his NFL career is that he was almost always in serious pain after each game he played in.
The player not only suffered from multiple ankle injuries although his career which eventually led to his retirement, Johnson also says that he suffered from multiple concussions during his time in Detroit.
According to Megatron, he experienced at least nine head injuries in a career where he was never listed on the Lions’ injury report with a concussion. The one time he did go public with having a concussion came in 2012 which ended up in a minor controversy.
When Johnson declared that he had suffered a concussion, the Lions argued that he was mistaken and that it was not a concussion. Johnson also later agreed with them.
Johnson’s persistent injuries ended up being a major reason for his retirement following the 2015 season. He was only 30 then. After using marijuana for nearly all of his career, Johnson is a big advocate of using the drug for medicinal purposes.
Johnson is so on board with using pot as a way to cope with the pain that he’s looking to open his own medical marijuana business in Detroit.