Many of you have heard about Ricky Williams, as he infamously gave up a promising career to smoke pot. This is not another Ricky Williams, but someone who believes so strongly that marijuana should be allowed in the NFL it led to his retirement. Eugene Monroe: at 28 years old he played his last down in the NFL. After speaking out about the corrupt NFL drug policy Monroe was cut from the Baltimore Ravens. After constant use of opiates to treat his pain, he tried the Earth’s natural medicine: marijuana. He came to a conclusion that marijuana worked just as well as the chemical opiates, if not better. Although his decision to speak out about it may have cost him a lot of money and a promising career, he doesn’t regret becoming standing up for
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Many players have been using an alternative to the powerful and dangerous opioids, marijuana. Though the drug is illegal and banned by the NFL, Martellus Bennett was asked what percent of people smoke marijuana in the NFL and he was quoted as saying, “I want to say 89%”(usatoday.com). For this being a banned drug
Washington argued that Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the NFL needs to take active steps and lead other sports in terms of regulating and legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Goodell takes the approach of following medical advice, but Washington believes that the NFL needs to lead the way, rather than follow.
Tyreke Evans was once one of the NBA most promising players. He had a stellar rookie campaign and put up numbers that were amazing for someone who was supposed to be a sophomore in college. His rookie NBA season in Sacramento drew comparisons to LeBron James rookie season during the 03-04 season in Cleveland. Both players were their team primary ball handlers, and they both put up historic numbers for players in their rookie season. Evans averaged 20, 5, and 5 while James averaged 20.9, 5.9, assists,and 5.5 rebound during his rookie campaign. For someone who was poised to be one of the next great players injuries has taken a tole on his body, and his legacy.
Wayne Bertram Williams was born, May 27, 1958, and raised in the quaint Dixie Hills neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia. As an aspiring disk jockey, Williams operated a novice radio station from the inside of his parents' home. In addition to being a DJ, Williams was well-known around his neighborhood for seeking out local musicians, particularly those in their teenage years (Blanco, 2016). Williams has a poor reputation around his community, he was known as a liar and often came up with embellished stories concerning his personal life. Besides being a nuisance, his only encounter with the law, prior to him being a murder suspect, was in 1976 when he was arrested for impersonating an officer (Blanco,
Ricky Carmichael competed in motocross from 1984 to 2007 and supercross from 2002 to 2007. Between the ages of five and sixteen he won sixty-seven amateur championship awards. When he began racing professionally he won American Motocross Association (AMA) 125cc championships in 1997, twice in 1998, and in 1999. After he advanced to the 250cc class in 2000, Carmichael attained the title of AMA Motocross champion with two perfect seasons of twenty-four wins in 2002 and 2004 until 2007 where he entered stock car racing. In 1999 Ricky attempted to compete in AMA Supercross but crashed hard in the first race of the season in Anaheim.
Robin Williams was one of the greatest actors that ever lived. He always thought positive things, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”. He was always inspiring many people. When someone was sad, he’d always cheer them up. His entire life was full of happiness with a few ups and downs here and there. He always tried his best. Even though he was always happy, he did feel depressed at some points. But he managed to power through them. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it”. His depression only encouraged him more to keep trying and never give up. He used this throughout his entire career.
Born Theodore V. Wells Jr. in 1950, in Washington, DC, Ted Wells is known as one of the most influential lawyers today in the US. According to the magazine (savoy) paper, Ted Wells has accumulated many “records of success in the most challenging civil and criminal defense cases”. As a law practitioner that earned is degree and an MBA at Harvard Law School, Ted Wells has built his reputation as a great lawyer based on many factors highlighted in the paper. The paper depicts Ted Wells as an easygoing person that has good manner. Additionally, the great lawyer is believed to be a hardworking man, who committed himself entirely to what he is doing in order to be the best at it. Furthermore, what makes Ted Wells a great lawyer is his ability to
As the NFL grows in infamy from their many concussion scandals, the misusing of prescription drugs is overshadowed, but still remains as a major issue in the NFL. A huge problem facing the NFL today is the ill advised use of painkillers as it affects former players and current players alike. If nothing is done to stop this dilemma, players will continue to be affected by the accoutrements of painkillers. Only through DEA investigations, increased restrictions on prescription drugs, and increased monitoring of player’s mental health, will we end the epidemic of the misuse of painkillers in the NFL.
The field of voicework is a manifold craft, comprised of such occupations as narrator, voice actor, and radio announcer. These occupations vary in their responsibilities and purposes, yet all share a common component that lies central to their accomplishment. Voice. In particular, a warm and confident voice. In the year of 2011 one such voice was found in a most unlikely place. It was in January of that year that a seemingly innocuous video was filmed and posted on the internet. The subject of that video was one Ted Williams who, at the time, was bereft of a home. Williams was possessed of a noticeably deep and striking voice which soon led to an explosion of popularity centered around the video itself. With this popularity came a recognition of talent, and soon enough he had found himself afloat in a proverbial sea of opportunity.
John Williams is a fantastic musician who has made a multifarious of successful pieces of music. He was born on February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, New York. A few important works of his, are the soundtracks for Harry Potter, E.T.- The Extra Terrestrial, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Jaws.
Timothy Williams, Kwan Shin and Cara Adams appear to be typical high school students. Each of them harbors a hidden motive for traveling in Iraq, while on a youth ministry delegation. The introverted Tim seeks retribution against his Army brother's slaying, while the sheltered and bullied Kwan finds peace in the prospect of martyrdom. Nonetheless, no one knows that Cara is an undercover Agent from Langley on her first covert assignment, orchestrated by her prominent Grandpa. Furthermore, one of their own chaperones has a plot to kidnap their charismatic Minister for his ransom insurance policy. After a confrontation between the delegation and a radical militia, the caravan is led into a trap. Soon the three seniors must band together for survival
Rick Ridgeway said, “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” This means to make your own path instead of following someone else's. There are many places I have found to start my path. I want my paths to go to all around the world.
“When you want to breathe as bad as you want to succeed then you'll be successful.’’- Eric Thomas. So many people around the world wonder if this quote is valid or invalid. This quote is indeed valid when it comes to having the qualities of becoming successful.
Thank you for giving me the additional resources and other tools that I need to be successful in your class. Although, I did not come out directly and say what was going on with me from a personal perspective, this was an uphill battle for me. Over the past year I have been in and out of work quite frequently secondary to a back surgery that had gone wrong and constantly hurt 24/7. When all is said and done, it was not the easiest thing to concentrate while hurting, however, my family, friends and you gave me the courage to keep pressing. Most times when I tried to grasp the material during multiple episodes of pain, the end result was not what I expected, but I reamin positive.
Playing professional football in the National Football League can be an extremely violent and dangerous profession. Every play, physically gifted and skilled athletes collide during practices and games resulting in many injures. Players are often prescribed painkillers such Percocets and Vicodin to deal with the pain, however they can become very addicting. Due to painkillers high risk of substance abuse by NFL players the league has since looked into other remedies for concussions and injuries, such as marijuana. However, should the NFL allow this drug for recreational uses though it has named illegal in 43 states.