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Aaron Rodgers revealed he played an NFL game at Percocet before criticizing the league for its painkiller policy
Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers shockingly explained that at some point in his career he played Percocet in a league game.
Rodgers wasn’t specific about when this happened, but did say it was a remedy for his pain.
‘[I played] on Percocet’ Rodgers told Joe Rogan on his podcast of the same name.
Aaron Rodgers revealed he took the prescription painkiller Percocet during an NFL game
“It was more for pain relief, so I didn’t take a high dose, but ended up being stupid.
‘It’s like this: I had knee problems for a long time and you take anti-inflammatories.
‘You take anti-inflammatories, they all come with a warning: if you take this for more than a few weeks, you should have your blood tested because it can damage your liver.
“There are so many things you can take right now, anti-inflammatory things, that are natural, that won’t harm your body.”
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Before making the stark admission, the Cal product criticized how the NFL approached the levels of accessibility to certain remedies during its time in the league.
‘The pain management, especially in our sport, is fascinating to see how things are ‘treated’.
‘I use quotes on treated because, until probably a decade ago, it was easily accessible to oxy, Percocet, Vicodin, whatever you wanted… you played [on painkillers]Surely.’
The back-to-back MVP did say the NFL is moving in the right direction when it comes to reducing the ease of obtaining addictive painkillers, but expressed dismay at the rate at which natural remedies are being rejected — of which there are many are often ‘rejected’. Bee.’
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