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Ricky Williams

NFL Doesn't Wanna Help Potheads

Weed Testing Is Just for PR

2/6/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0205-nfl-ricky-williamsFormer Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams tells TMZ Sports ... the NFL's policy on marijuana is a JOKE ... saying the league has no real interest in rehabilitating weed users, it's all for P.R.

Williams -- who famously left the NFL in 2004 after testing positive for pot on several occasions -- says, "I don't think the NFL really cares about whether or not players use marijuana."

Ricky says he believes the point of the NFL's policy on weed is NOT to detour players from using -- but only to maintain the league's image as a family friendly business.

We've spoken with other NFL stars who echo Ricky's sentiments -- telling us there are a BUNCH of active players who smoke (some with prescriptions) and they feel the league should butt out when it comes to pot.

For now, the NFL says marijuana will remain on the league's banned substance list -- but with pot already legalized for recreational use in 2 states, and others likely to follow suit, it seems like legalized weed use in pro football is just a matter of time.

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Legalize it.

260 days ago


I remember going to church with this guy as a kid, and the counselors treated him like he was the chosen one, literally. Turns out, he is just a bum

260 days ago


Rehab from weed???? WTF is that?? U don't rehab, u just quit if u want to.

260 days ago


Tmz staffers are a joke. The league will not "legalize use". You all may make great fluffers for Harvey but lack knowledge if anything else.

260 days ago

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