Russell Wilson doubles down on “Recovery Water” claims

AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was roundly mocked online when it was revealed today that he credits a product called Recovery Water for preventing him from suffering a concussion in the NFC Championship Game. But Wilson is not backing down.

Wilson took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm that he credits Recovery Water, a product which he is an investor in, for keeping him healthy when he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

“I believe Recovery Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad hit,” Wilson wrote, adding the hashtag, “#NanoBubbles.”

Wilson, however, admits that he has no “real medical proof” that the Recovery Water actually prevents concussions — or that it heals knee injuries, although he claims a teammate with a knee injury was healed by Recovery Water. And it’s troubling that Wilson is making these claims without any scientific evidence to back them up.

Look, Wilson is entitled to believe what he wants about Recovery Water. But it’s irresponsible of him to use his celebrity to claim that Recovery Water can help treat concussions when he admits that he doesn’t have any medical proof.

124 responses to “Russell Wilson doubles down on “Recovery Water” claims

  1. I doubled down too, when I told everybody I was friends with Santa Claus, didn’t make me right.

  2. Hey, Robert Kraft hired a team of economists who verified that Recovery Water healed Russ’s concussion. It must be fact.

    PS – It wasn’t a helmet to helmet hit. It was helmet to jaw.

  3. Recovery Water is great but it has its limitations.

    It will help you recover from concussions.

    It won’t help you recover from poor decision making when the entire season is on the line.

  4. I don’t think Russell Wilson is using his celebrity status to make the claims. Rolling Stone Magazine went to him, interviewed him, asked him questions, and took his picture. He would be using his celebrity status inappropriately if he created the situation–shooting infomercials for example.

    Now having said that, somebody who has his ear has to save him from himself. He is starting to come across as a half a bubble off level (and I love the guy!). Your actions over the last 6 months are going to cost you fans and endorsements.

  5. Hey Kam, It’s me Russell! So you know that pay raise you were looking for? Well they actually gave your raise to me in my contract but don’t worry. I invested the money that could of went to you in a water company. God told me their 3rd quarter projections are looking great.

  6. You all missing Tom Brady yet? What is wrong with these young players.

    Odell Beckham Jr, RG3, Wilson (whom I used to think was leigt).

    Let your playing do your talking instead of all this garbage.

  7. I think he is trolling Matthews for that head shot, and how he came back in the game while Matthews was fixing his hair on the sideline as the Seahawks came back to win.

  8. Malcolm Butler had some of that when he “recovered” the ball at the end of the Super Bowl. Some of that magical solution must have transferred from Wilson to Butler…

  9. “But it’s irresponsible of him to use his celebrity to claim that Recovery Water can help treat concussions when he admits that he doesn’t have any medical proof.”
    *********************
    However, if a multi-national corporation pays a celebrity to make ads saying the same thing, as they get rich, well, that’s OK.

  10. It’s also irresponsible for Bobby Kraft, Tom Brady, and their obnoxious, moronic fans to continually claim that the Patriots do not cheat, when there has been documented proof, and findings of guilt…..MULTIPLE times.

  11. Before the end of the week somebody with an ounce of common sense will convince him to explain it away by laughing it off and say “just kidding” . . . or he’ll triple down and start bringing Recovery Water to little kids for his hospital photo-ops.

  12. I could be wrong…but I think it’s probably a good thing Wilson signed his new contract BEFORE he went off on this Holy Water crusade.

    Just sayin…

  13. Let me guess, all I have to do is talk to two friends about the benefits of Recovery Water and get them to sign up as distributors, and I’ll have six-digit checks just rolling in!!!

  14. But it’s irresponsible of him to use his celebrity to claim that Recovery Water can help treat concussions when he admits that he doesn’t have any medical proof.

    ——————————-

    Especially since he stands to profit.

  15. It is proven based on research from I believe fsu and Seattle sports medicine that it cuts down muscle damage by 20 percent. I could see maybe how having a larger fluid net between the brain and skull would prevent concussion, but it definitely would not heal it.

  16. It is absurd way to rake money from poor people seeking miracles. He’ll be televangelist seeking “seed money” when his career is over. If he wasn’t an investor then whatever.
    This is a placebo and he is selling out.

  17. The problem isn’t that he really thinks this water helped him. He doesn’t. The problem is that he’s lying to promote a product he has an investment in and it’s pretty pathetic.

  18. Maybe he believes this to be true. If so, does he not have a right to state his opinion? Why should he be muzzled as a result of his notoriety? His claim is one hell of a lot less crazy than most of what I read on this damn box!

  19. Wilson is simply staking his claim before somebody like Mike Huckabee or Michele Bachman hears about it and politicizes it.

  20. I was impressed until I read it was Clay Matthews that hit him . What about if a really good linebacker hits him.

  21. Dr. Oz just got nailed by the Federal Trade Commission for doing the exact same thing — taking money to make unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of some random vitamin supplement. The FTC will be calling Wilson soon enough too.

  22. It could have extended Roger Staubach’s career. Since in 1980 he was apparently the only person who knew concussions can have long term effects.

  23. Oh Russell, Russell, Russell….why can’t you just enjoy your money and your celebrity? Why do you feel a need to spread such BS whenever you open your mouth? It sounds like a sickness to me.

  24. Sounds like a smart business man to me. Now we all know about Recovery Water.

    How’s the saying go, bad publicity is better than no publicity.

  25. I told you. this won’t be the only (or least) crazy/strange/weird/sad thing with RW that pops up over the years. Some people are gonna be really sorry for ever rooting for this guy.
    ———————-

    The guy has been in the league for 3 years, and has been to 2 Super Bowls, winning 1 of them.

    As long as he keeps winning, no one will care how loony he is.

  26. What happened to this guy? I used to root for him until this offseason. Oh, now I know concussions. Those things must really scramble your eggs! Hearing God, now this.

  27. He should be thanking Clay Matthews because Wilson actually played better after that hit.

    It was a viscous hit but Clay is 6’3″ and Wilson is 5’11”, so to avoid hitting him in the head he would have had to get be basically crawling on the ground when he hit him.

  28. lets spend another $5 mil…and have Wells investigate Recovery water…and the illegal effects it has on QB’s minds

  29. Wilson is a competent QB but he is one strange dude.
    Maybe still feeling the effects of that hit.

    tangysizzl says:
    Aug 26, 2015 6:29 PM

    He should be thanking Clay Matthews because Wilson actually played better after that hit.
    —–
    What, before or after the following 3 interceptions?

  30. @ claymus1 says:
    Maybe he believes this to be true. If so, does he not have a right to state his opinion? Why should he be muzzled as a result of his notoriety? His claim is one hell of a lot less crazy than most of what I read on this damn box!
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    Because he’s attempting to profit from unsubstantiated medical claims. There are laws against that.

  31. He has already admitted there is no science behind it, which fits very well with his previous declaration that God talked to him during the Super Bowl.

    Sounds like he had a few too many hits to the head before all of this.

  32. He basically admits he played with a concussion then, if he’s going to claim that the water healed him. Read his quote:

    “I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine,” Wilson said.

    That must mean he wasn’t fine during the game.

  33. Hmm. Sounds like an unsubstantiated health claim made by an owner Ina company. FDA call in 3.2….

  34. So Wilson saying recovery water helped him is bad and false ? So what about ‘I want to thank god for letting me throw that touchdown…’ rubbish? Surely that’s similar as Wilson is making out God helped throw that td despite having no proof ?

  35. Recovery Water is infused with charged nano-structures, which are proven safe to consume and highly effective in promoting healthy cells.

    Look it up……

  36. Sounds like just the miracle Boss Goodell was looking for to take care of those pesky concussion lawsuits.

  37. I’m so confident in recovery water that I’ve decided to play the entire season without a helmet or mouth guard.

  38. psj3809 says:
    Aug 26, 2015 6:51 PM

    So Wilson saying recovery water helped him is bad and false ? So what about ‘I want to thank god for letting me throw that touchdown…’ rubbish? Surely that’s similar as Wilson is making out God helped throw that td despite having no proof ?
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    Last I knew God wasn’t selling shares for profit. This sounds a lot like the Kardasian story from a few weeks ago. I bet Wilson gets a stern letter from the feds telling him to knock it off with the unproven medical claims. In other news, God will tell Wilson to keep up the good work.

  39. A friend of mine worked with Wilson down here in San Diego and told me about his obnoxious 1980s Rolls Royce. Keep your eye on the ball, Wilson. You’re not The Pope.

  40. Whatever you think about Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman, they are obviously marketing geniuses.

    As long as they keep spending a bunch of time and celebrity cache to do as much charity as they do in the off-season who cares.

  41. What happened to prayer? Not as good as money? Wilson seemingly gets concussed, staggers around, and it turns into a salespitch.

    Edelman gets hit, gets up and runs, passes concussion protocols on the sidelines, but it ends up as another rule change. ‘Oh no, the Patriots won another Super Bowl, let’s change the rules. Lets get someone up in the booth to halt games, because the sideline doctors may miss something.’

    Bias much? Sorry the Pats win too much. Actually not. Glad it makes you’all AND the NFL crazy. Keep spending your days hating. I’ll keep laughing.

  42. “That emoji is proof that Russ is simply trolling and everyone is taking the bait. Well played.”

    You may be right but Wilson has lost enough credibility that he shouldn’t be trolling about stuff like that right now. Win a few games and then start up with the crazy crap again.

  43. I’m sure none of you people ever wore one of those rubber power bands and told someone that it actually gave you energy. Who cares what he thinks.. If the guy think it helped him, it helped him.. What difference does it make?

  44. “The chickens are comin’ home to roost, Russell Wilson!!! You’ll reap the fruit of your selfish ways!!!! Because Recovery Water…..is the DEVIL!!!!!”

  45. How ironic, this tweet suggests Russell Wilson is suffering after effects of a concussion yet it also suggests it helped prevent one. I’m so confused!

  46. Trolling Matthews after the hit “as the Seahawks came back to win.”

    Yeah trolling Matthews after the Seahawks lost on a last second pick in the Title game doesn’t make a whole lot of sense there.

  47. “Wilson seems like a nice guy, but he sure loves to say weird things.”

    I would agree with you if he wasn’t an investor. Based on his financial interest, if it is significant, representations like this go beyond wierd.

  48. zeke2517 says:
    Aug 26, 2015 6:36 PM
    Evil or stupid. Take your pick.
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    Not to “evil” to commit to spending a percentage of his free time EVERY week at Seattle’s Children Hospital nearly the past 4 years.

    What have you ever done to help your fellow man? Crickets, I know. If you’re going to pass judgement on another have the class match their Humanity endeavors, lest you come off looking like a pure troll and fool.

  49. Whatever comes out of his mouth now from the conversations with God, to bottles water helping him recover from concussions, is a message that says, “Don’t anyone take me seriously anymore.”

    His credibility is getting worse by the day.

  50. “Look, Wilson is entitled to believe what he wants about Recovery Water. But it’s irresponsible of him to use his celebrity to claim that Recovery Water can help treat concussions when he admits that he doesn’t have any medical proof.”

    Isn’t that what any investors do when they are promoting a product? Say what they need to so they can sell products? This article is a little bit bummy.

  51. powderkeg100 says:
    Aug 27, 2015 5:57 AM
    I was shot 3 times in the head yesterday drank some recovery water and I was perfectly fine
    _____________________________________

    Powderkeg100, based on RWilsons claims, if you had drank the water yesterday morning, you wouldn’t have been shot in the head or the bullets would have bounced off.

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