Retired NFL Player Percy Harvin Opens Up About Using Marijuana Throughout His Career
During a recent episode of Bleacher Report's 'Untold Stories', retired NFL wideout Percy Harvin revealed that he used marijuana extensively throughout his time in the league.
Harvin, who was a star receiver for the Minnesota Vikings and helped the Seattle Seahawks win a Super Bowl, also dove into other notable moments from his time in the league, including the famous fight he had with fellow Seahawks teammate Golden Tate, which ended with Tate receiving a black eye right before picture day for the Super Bowl.
Harvin says his anxieties often got the best of him during his NFL career, and his mental health is something that he was still learning how to deal with at the time. The most bombshell revelation from his interview, however, was that he smoked weed all the time to manage his anxiety, stating, "There's not a game that I played in that I wasn't high."
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Many on Twitter couldn't believe the news, considering just how ferocious a competitor Harvin was on the field during his prime:
You mean to tell me Percy Harvin was high when he did this? Mannnn if y’all don’t unban marijuana in the NFL ♂️ pic.twitter.com/c3XwqZCWED— GreenEyes Dukehawk (@dukethegriot) October 2, 2019
Percy Harvin while Legion Of Boom was on the field.......pic.twitter.com/21KqGZu02N— Souf Sil Fa Lil (@Nictheegr8) October 2, 2019
Some of the best reactions, however, came from people comparing Harvin being able to get away with that level of drug use when other notable players like Josh Gordon suffered massive penalties:
Calvin Johnson: I smoked marijuana after every game— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) October 2, 2019
Percy Harvin: I was high DURING every game
Josh Gordon: *says word “weed” when discussing lawn care remedies
Calvin Johnson admits to smoking weed in the NFL.— thanos escobar (@thanosthegoon) October 2, 2019
Percy Harvin admits to smoking weed in the NFL.
Josh Gordon to the NFL: pic.twitter.com/55fqFpHqMP
Ricky Williams reading the Percy Harvin news like pic.twitter.com/XJHekE4CC7— Alex (@figmentjedi) October 2, 2019
•Percy Harvin: “I used to smoke weed before every game”— Dylan (@DylansRawTake) October 2, 2019
•Josh Gordon: pic.twitter.com/S3YMMJlSOn
Percy harvin : I used to smoke weed before every game— john (@Dat_dudejw) October 2, 2019
Josh Gordon : pic.twitter.com/pSWlQynbpL
NFL players to Percy Harvin rn pic.twitter.com/te2TaJ91cP— look around you, I did this. (@tekmifieediat) October 2, 2019