DETROIT (AP) Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson says the team wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career.
Johnson told Sports Illustrated he blacked out against Minnesota in 2012 and later told reporters he had a concussion from the game. He says the Lions wanted him to change his story about what happened.
The Lions responded by saying the team makes player well-being a priority.
Johnson says he also smoked marijuana after every game. His post-playing career includes being involved in the cannabis business, getting preliminary approval earlier this year for a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban Detroit.
The 33-year-old Johnson retired three years ago with 11,619 yards receiving and 83 touchdown receptions. The three-time All-Pro had 1,964 yards receiving in 2012, breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season record set in 1995, and the mark still stands.
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