Aaron Rodgers will AVOID NFL trouble for admitting to using ayahuasca during a 2020 trip to Peru — where he credits the hallucinogenic drink with inspiring his MVP season with the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not face NFL discipline after revealing he used ayahuasca.
Rodgers recently told “The Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that he drank the hallucinogenic drink during a 2020 trip to Peru, and emerged with a “deeper and more meaningful appreciation of life.”
However, because ayahuasca is not on the list of banned substances under the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ union, Rodgers could not be in trouble for using it, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal. Sentinel.
Aaron Rodgers, 38, revealed on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast that his past use of psychedelic drugs improved his mental health, ultimately leading to the “best season” of his NFL career.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback and two-time MVP admitted to consuming ayahuasca during a trip to South America before winning the MVP award in 2020 and 2021.
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic drink that is illegal in the UK and US, but widely used by tribal societies in the Amazon basin.
Shamans consider ayahuasca a “wisdom” plant that allows them to enter the spiritual world, and the Peruvian government recognized it in 2008.
It can cause hallucinations similar to the effects of LSD or magic mushrooms, according to Talk to Frank. They last two hours and are “usually pleasant” but can cause panic and scary flashbacks, the website says.
The negative emotional effects of consuming ayahuasca can last for days, making it especially dangerous for people with mental health issues.
It can also raise blood pressure and heart rate and harm those with pre-existing heart disease.
Rodgers expressed his belief that using ayahuasca helped him during his MVP season in 2020, when he had the league’s highest completion rate (70.7 percent) and touchdown passes (48).
He returned to win his second straight MVP award, and the fourth of his career in 2021, when he threw for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions as the Packers went 13-4.
However, the Packers were upset in their first playoff game, falling 13-10 to the visiting San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round.
Rodgers, 38, is a 10-time Pro Bowler and ranks 10th in NFL history in both passing yards (55,360) and completions (4,651) and fifth in passing yards (449).
He led Green Bay to a Super Bowl championship following the 2010 season, but his postseason winning percentage (11-10) pales in comparison to his .675 winning percentage (139-66-1).
“To me, one of the main foundations of your mental health is self-love,” Rodgers told host Aubrey Marcus. “That’s what ayahuasas did for me, it was helping me learn how to love myself unconditionally.
“It is only in this unconditional self-love that I am able to love others unconditionally. And what better way to work on my mental health than to have such an experience?
The former Super Bowl champion told the podcast this week that he noticed a significant change in his relationship with the Packers since taking the plant-based psychedelic ayahuasca, and believes his experience with the drug and winning MVPs were connected.
The former Super Bowl champion said on the podcast that he noticed a significant change in his relationship with the Packers since taking ayahuasca, and believes that his experience with the drug and winning MVPs in 2020 and 2021 were connected.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” said Rodger. “Actually, I don’t. I don’t believe in coincidences at this point. It’s a universe that makes things happen when they’re supposed to happen.’
“There are signs and synchronicities all around us all the time, if we’re awake enough to see them and take them in and listen to our intuition when it’s talking to us or patting us on the head saying, ‘Hey dumbass, this is what you need to do.’
He recalled: “I lay there on my mat and then I opened my eyes and it felt like I was opening my eyes for the first time.
“I really feel that experience paved the way for me to have the best season of my career.”
“I think the greatest gift I can give my teammates is to be able to show up and be someone who can model unconditional love for them,” the four-time NFL MVP continued.
“They don’t care what you say until they know how much you care.”
Aaron Rodgers will AVOID NFL trouble for admitting to using ayahuasca on a trip to Peru
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