Top Ten Performance Enhancing Athletes

Top Ten Performance Enhancing Athletes

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  1. Ricky Williams
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    The quintessential marijuana sports icon. The Bob Marley-esque dreads, Marley’s disposition, a child named Marley, the guy has everything you look for. Prior to the 2004 NFL season, Williams made every stoner in the world proud by sticking it to The Man, peace-ing out and living in the Australian outback with nothing but dingos and doobies. But what sets Ricky apart from the rest is that he takes it a step further than all other athletes. It truly was his way of life and he never compromised that for anything. Williams has been able to endure several positive drug tests and still remains one of the most respected players in the NFL, and he got there by doing everything the way he thought was right. There’s something to be said for that. He doesn’t smoke now as he is a current player, but he’s active in the Holistic Healing game, and as soon as his career ends, Ricky will be torching some Sticky Icky. He’s the consummate stoner and a cultural icon who transcends the world of sports and smokes.
    Links: Top Ten NFL Legends, Top Ten Running Backs,
  2. Bill Walton
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    Coincidentally selected by the Trail Blazers in 1974, Walton is a renowned stoner. Dude makes his status as a Dead Head no secret and he actually used to kick it with Jerry Garcia. Tough to beat that.
    Links: Top Ten NBA Legends,
  3. Doc Ellis
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    If you don’t know the legend of Doc Ellis, do yourself a favor and type “Doc Ellis no hitter” into YouTube and watch the first video. Not only is it one of the finest videos online, it depicts the tale of how he threw a no-hitter in 1970 while tripping on acid. Now, this isn’t marijuana related per se; however, everybody knows you don’t drop acid unless you have a fat bag on hand. That’s Tripping 101. Doc knew that, what a pioneer.
    Links: Top Ten Drug Stories, Top Ten MLB Legends, Top Ten Pitchers,
  4. Tim Lincecum
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    “The Freak” must have been stoked to get drafted by the Giants and live in San Francisco. His first citation came in 2009 when a cop found a slice in his Mercedes. That’s tough, because you know he just picked it up and probably was just cracking into that bag on the way home when he got busted. In an interview after winning the World Series, he was asked what the scene was like in San Francisco. “Hopefully a lot of beer flowing, lot of smoke in the air,” he said to Karl Ravech with a grin on his face. And this offseason, a video surfaced of a man looking eerily similar to Lincecum pretending to be a Spanish cabbie, blunt in hand and a two-foot bong by his leg. I’m going out on a limb and saying Lincecum nostalgically wanders Haight-Ashbury during his off-days, wishing he could pitch with Willie Mays in center and Willie McCovey at first.
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  5. Michael Phelps
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    If I just made a mockery of the longest-standing and most historic athletic competition the world has ever known, you know what I’d be doing? Exactly what this seven-time 2008 Olympic swimming gold medalist was doing in 2009 at a party. Too bad the picture caused controversy, but seven gold medals makes it easy to survive the attack. The insincere apology was incredibly hollow, but he had endorsements on the line. At least Subway realized who the majority of their customers were.
    Links: Top Ten Olympians, Top Ten SwimmersTop Ten Vaporizers,
  6. Josh Howard
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    While a member of the Mavericks, Howard admitted on Michael Irvin’s radio show he smoked marijuana during the offseason like the majority of the NBA and NFL, and received immediate heat. The outcry was incredible for such a harmless admission. Howard was made to apologize, but it was perfect because he didn’t apologize for smoking. He understood it might not be a good thing for teenagers to hear on TV but made no effort to hide his pride. For that, we all should appreciate this minor, yet monumental admission.
    Links: Top Ten NBA Legends,
  7. Michael Vick
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    Vick first made waves with airport security à la Abdul-Jabbar in one of those fake water bottles that have a weed compartment in the bottom of it. It smelled like weed, but nothing was there. Internet pictures surfaced of Vick with a blunt in the back of a limo, and after being suspended by the NFL for dog fighting charges in 2007, he tested positive. Tough to blame him really, if you’re going down already, might as well.
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  8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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    The NBA’s all-time scoring leader is also a notorious smoker. First, consider the era in which he played. Dude came into the league in ’69 and spent his college days smack dab in the middle of the mother-of-all-decades for marijuana use. In 1998 he was stopped by customs at a Toronto airport for a “miniscule amount” of marijuana. Tough move, Kareem, no reason to try and sneak a bowl pack across customs. Bite the bullet and hit up vodka and tonics on the beverage cart until you land. Other career accolades: a charge for driving under the influence of marijuana (another real tough break) in 2000 and a medical marijuana prescription for migraine headaches. Big ups, Lew.
    Links: Top Ten NBA LegendsTop Ten Bruce Lee Films,
  9. Santonio Holmes
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    Perhaps no other athlete in any professional sport desperately tries to manipulate the possibilities of getting high around bi-weekly drug tests than Holmes, another wideout on this list. A March 31, 2010 Twitter post reads, “Time to wake n bake.” A couple of things to note here: It was during the driest part of an NFL offseason and it was tweeted at 9:06 a.m. The true sign of a stoner is somebody who gets after it while McDonald’s is still serving breakfast. With one career blemish, a 2008 possession charge, Holmes’ name needs a spot on this list.
    Links: Top Ten NFL Legends, Top Ten Wide Receivers,
  10. Randy Moss
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    The legendary wideout has admitted to smoking marijuana throughout high school and in college at Florida State and Marshall. College athletes aren’t subject to the drug testing professional athletes are, so coupling Moss’ devious childhood ways and the freedom of the greatest years of his life, we can assume he partook. In 2005 he admitted to smoking pot in the offseason “once in a blueberry moon,” I mean, “once in a blue moon.”
    Links: Top Ten NFL LegendsTop Ten Wide Receivers,
  11. Bonus: Portland Trail “Blazers”
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