Calvin Johnson, who retired from the NFL recently, shared with ESP E-60 last year about his concussions. He indicated that he’s experienced his “fair share” of brain injuries during his time in the game.
When asked whether he ever hid a concussion from doctors, he indicated that he had and that
“They’re going to dispute that, but anytime you black out, anytime you hit the ground and everything is stars and stuff, any time your brain hits your skull, that’s a concussion.” He continued, “No matter how severe it is, it’s a concussion. Now granted, some people get nausea. That’s a severe concussion when you get hit like that and you get nausea and stuff like that. But if you play football long enough (you’re going to have concussions).”
According to an article by Yahoo! Sports, Johnson also discussed his post-retirement life. The article indicate that he is going into the medical marijuana business with Robert Sims, a former teammate. Sims shared with ESPN in August,
“There's been suggestion that CBD and stuff can help cognitive disease, and we think that potentially there could be a treatment going forward that we can produce.”
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