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Crowder tries to retract claim that Ricky smoked weed before games

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On Wednesday, former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder said during his WQAM radio show that former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams routinely smoked marijuana the night before games.  And, like so many who don’t seem to realize the things said on radio no longer disappear into the ether like wisps of weed smoke, Crowder has now tried to put the leaves back into the blunt.

Said Crowder on his Twitter page, via the Miami Herald:  “@ProFootballTalk is trollin my radio show. Its funny. I was a SR in HS when Rick ran for 200. How would i know what he did b4 the game?

OK, so why did Crowder say it if he really doesn’t know it?  Is it impossible to think that Ricky, you know, admitted it to Crowder during a broader discussion regarding Ricky’s use of marijuana?

Or maybe Crowder just made it all up.

Either way, we didn’t “troll” Crowder.  His radio station did.

We only found out about Crowder’s comments because we received the clip with this email from WQAM:  “Former Miami Dolphin linebacker Channing Crowder admitted on his show today that Ricky Williams would smoke before games, including the huge game he had in Buffalo where he rushed for over 200+ Yards. Give it a listen and please just credit the ‘CHANNING CROWDER AND BRANDON GUZIO SHOW’ on 560 WQAM in Miami.”

So while we can be blamed for plenty of things, Channing Crowder’s comments became a story on PFT only because the radio station that pays Channing Crowder to say controversial things made it one.

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39 Responses to “Crowder tries to retract claim that Ricky smoked weed before games”
  1. floridaslonechargersfan says: Sep 6, 2013 11:18 PM

    Here Channing, take a hit off of this and chill out bro.

  2. spamrok says: Sep 6, 2013 11:18 PM

    What a two face coward. Own your words like an adult.

  3. kja22 says: Sep 6, 2013 11:21 PM

    Weed the night before a game?! How was he able to play the next day?!

  4. j0esixpack says: Sep 6, 2013 11:24 PM

    This certainly hurts Crowder’s credibility…

    …which is unfortunate because it was at an all time high following his successful location of London on a map.

  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 6, 2013 11:27 PM

    I never thought I’d live to see the day when nerdy lingo like “trolling” that us weird internet kids used would enter the mainstream lexicon.

  6. hammyovermymoons says: Sep 6, 2013 11:30 PM

    Absolutely perfect Pic to use.
    Awesum. Ha

  7. thetooloftools says: Sep 7, 2013 12:24 AM

    It was better then drinking before the game. Pot has no hangover. It is what it is.

  8. bearwithjetpack says: Sep 7, 2013 12:48 AM

    How would you know Ricky Williams smoked before that game, Channing?

    Maybe by being aware of who Ricky Williams is, to start.

  9. rajbais says: Sep 7, 2013 1:42 AM

    I wouldn’t believe him anyways.

    I know it’s wrong to use someone’s past against them, but when Jason Taylor talks about you taking “bathroom breaks” by peeing on your pant legs in games and only taking shower pills while others took showers and Zach Thomas too exposes your unwillingness to stay clean you have no credibility.

  10. cavemanna says: Sep 7, 2013 1:53 AM

    They discusses the matter over a blunt one night at Ricky’s place after they took turns doing the downward dog.

  11. warhammer420 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:01 AM

    If he did smoke weed the night before games, it probably helped him perform better. Weed helps you get a very deep sleep. Rejuvenating the mind and body.

  12. therealraider says: Sep 7, 2013 2:25 AM

    How many NFL players drink alcohol the night before a game.. or everyday after?

  13. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Sep 7, 2013 2:32 AM

    Hey Crowder, either smoke more pot or less pot before your radio show next time. Oh and sweet pic by the way, goon.

  14. louhudson23 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:36 AM

    He didn’t say he smoked before games….he said he smoked the night before games….the headline to this post said that he smoked before games,which implied he was torching one under the stands during the National Anthem……….they are not remotely the same thing….

  15. fin1fan says: Sep 7, 2013 5:16 AM

    Fin Fan here…..didn’t like him when he played for us and don’t like him now…..his radio show is unlistenable nonsense……Shut up!!!

  16. thegonz13 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:24 AM

    Man up! You said it. Don’t try to weasel your way out!

  17. joetoronto says: Sep 7, 2013 6:00 AM

    You can’t unring the bell, idiot.

  18. twyger says: Sep 7, 2013 6:18 AM

    Alternate reality based headline: Former player who doesn’t know people in London speak English, exposes pro football rumor web site owner as a complete moron – too eager to post sensational headlines, to perform even cursory fact-checks.

  19. punish22 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:49 AM

    OMG!!!!!! Ricky smoked weed? The day before a game? WOW! I think we should spend millions of tax payers money and get to the bottom of this! Just sayin’!

    Shoe-la

  20. greyhawk9 says: Sep 7, 2013 7:19 AM

    Oh Ricky was smoking baby! But it’s not this morons place to be talking about it on the radio. Channing was pretty much saying that he and many other players smoke some weed regularly… And I couldn’t care less

  21. tim2200 says: Sep 7, 2013 7:21 AM

    Given everything we know about Ricky’s lifestyle it would only be newsworthy if Crowder claimed Ricky was NOT smoking the night before.

  22. jetsareajoke says: Sep 7, 2013 8:02 AM

    Why would Ricky hang out with Crowder? Or even want to?

  23. phillyphinsfan says: Sep 7, 2013 8:41 AM

    Smoking it the night before a game isn’t going to impair him during a game the next day. Smoking it the day before a game will probably make him not want to take off his helmet or come out of the locker room because of his social anxiety disorder. Like spamrok said, Crowder should own up to his words.

  24. koufaxmitzvah says: Sep 7, 2013 8:46 AM

    Weed. The night before a ballgame.

    Versus….

    Crack. In the locker room at halftime.

    One of these equations is currently in the Hall of Fame…

  25. FlashPatterson says: Sep 7, 2013 8:49 AM

    So what? Ricky was a boss, he could smoke during the game for all I care. not like it would hurt him any.

  26. tenshot13 says: Sep 7, 2013 8:56 AM

    Ricky has already come out and said he smoked weed not just the night before games, but right before games. This is not new knowledge.

  27. pixelito says: Sep 7, 2013 8:57 AM

    Why wouldn’t a pot smoker get high the night before a game?

  28. razzzmajazzz says: Sep 7, 2013 9:43 AM

    Ricky Williams has always been an unrepentant drug addict and even walked away from the NFL so he could continue to abuse drugs. Do I think for one second that he DIDN’T use before games? Not a chance.

  29. laxcoach37 says: Sep 7, 2013 9:44 AM

    Hey Clam Chowder…. You should have worried more about YOUR assignments the night before the Game, than what Ricky was doing! He performed very well for his career… Can you say that? Maybe if you smoked some weed you might might have been able to run and keep up with Backs and TEs instead of running your mouth.

  30. smackingfools says: Sep 7, 2013 9:54 AM

    The only guy I’ve ever seen that looks into the stands more than he does the field. He is more concerned with the people in the stands than winning the game.

  31. haywoodjablomee says: Sep 7, 2013 10:22 AM

    Sounds like he forgot to wipe.

  32. annes22 says: Sep 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    Channing was useless on the field, and he’s no better on the radio. That show is terrible, and he’s very critical of the Dolphins. They gave him his job, so shut the hell up about Ricky. He played a lot better than Channing, whatever he did. Who cares? It’s over so why bring it up now??? What a looser. How much longer will he be on the radio I wonder, he brings nothing to the show.

  33. drainbameged says: Sep 7, 2013 10:42 AM

    “Wait Channing’s Chowder is a person not a delicious munchy?”

    –Ricky Williams–

  34. eatitfanboy says: Sep 7, 2013 10:59 AM

    phillyphinsfan says:
    Sep 7, 2013 8:41 AM
    Smoking it the night before a game isn’t going to impair him during a game the next day. Smoking it the day before a game will probably make him not want to take off his helmet or come out of the locker room because of his social anxiety disorder.

    Actually, the reason Ricky could come out of the locker and take his helmet off is because of the marijuana. Ricky smoked in part to self-medicate his disorder. Contrary to popular belief amongst people who don’t know any better, pot does not cause anxiety, it treats it. Much more effectively and cheaply than the drugs typically prescribed by doctors, which is why the Pharmaceutical industry lobbies so hard to keep it illegal.

  35. floriosbigtoe says: Sep 7, 2013 11:48 AM

    I thought Ricky pretty much smoked everyday back then and had admitted it. So I’m not sure why this would even be a story that would be worthy of being picked up.

  36. doubleogator says: Sep 7, 2013 12:20 PM

    By looking at his photo here Crowder looks like he’s higher on something stronger than weed…

  37. mikeditkashair says: Sep 7, 2013 12:33 PM

    What’s the problem with smokn’ a little reefer the night before the game?

  38. bender4700 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:03 PM

    Who cares…??

  39. scjohnny says: Sep 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    Clam Chowder hasn’t a clue & this guy was supposed to make us forget about Zach Thomas?…I think he was telling the thruth but stand by it it Clam!

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