Former Dolphin Channing Crowder said he did not say Ricky Williams (above) regularly smoked pot before games. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Channing Crowder disputed a Thursday report that he told a radio audience former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams regularly used marijuana before NFL games.
ProFootballTalk reported Crowder, a former Dolphins linebacker, said Wednesday on WQAM radio in Miami that Williams routinely smoked pot before Dolphins games.
“Remember that Buffalo game, the 200-yard game?” Crowder said. “Smoked the night before. Talk to Ricky. He was doing it, that’s what he did. Ricky has social anxiety and he smoked weed. Ricky’s marijuana didn’t affect the team until he got caught smoking. . . . Him smoking weed, sitting at his house smoking weed, didn’t affect anybody but Ricky. He got high and then he sobered up and then he went to practice the next day.”
Williams became open about his marijuana use after the NFL suspended him for four-games in 2004.
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After CBSSports.com and other media outlets pointed out out a discrepancy in Crowder's declaration -- the Dec. 1 2002 Buffalo-Miami game in question occurred three years before Crowder became a Dolphin -- Miami Herald Dolphins beat reporter Adam Beasley asked Crowder to clarify his comments on Thursday. Crowder said he was talking in general, and even took a shot at ProFootballTalk via Twitter.