In NFL’s war on drugs, Vicodin beats pot, and Trent Williams is ‘a loser’

After a recent procedure to repair his battered left hand, Redskins safety Will Blackmon was given a choice: Percocet or Vicodin. He chose Percocet, because that was the prescription painkiller he used after his ACL surgery. He doesn’t like the way such opioids make him feel, and he’s hoping not to take it, but he figured he should fill the prescription just in case.

Teammate Josh Norman took a prescription painkiller after his own recent hand injury. And “even when we get shot up in a game; what do you think that is?” Norman asked.

Blackmon and Norman, of course, remain brave NFL warriors, nobly fighting through the horrors of pro football with the potential assistance of prescription pain narcotics. Their teammate Trent Williams, who appears to have been self-medicating with marijuana? He’s now a coward.

“I think that the right thing to do for Trent Williams is to take that ‘C’ off his jersey, because he doesn’t deserve it,” former quarterback Joe Theismann said this week.

“The guy is a loser. I’ve got no use for him,” said Eric Bickel of the Junkies. “I would light that ‘C’ on fire.”

“When you wear that ‘C’ on your chest, it’s just got to mean more,” Doc Walker said on ESPN 980. “If not, then they made a bad decision.”

Williams’s critics — and they are everywhere, after Washington’s left tackle was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy — will nod their heads at this. They’ll say they aren’t mad at Williams for smoking weed, but rather for breaking his employer’s rules. They’ll say a grown man, a team captain, can’t selfishly place his own needs ahead of his team’s. And they’ll argue that we have no idea whether Williams was using marijuana for medical purposes, or just to achieve a recreational high.

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