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Channing Crowder: I peed my pants during every game I played

Channing-Crowder-Rips-Jeff-IrelandFormer Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder says he used to pee his pants during every single game of his NFL career. No, that isn’t his way of saying he used to be nervous during games. He actually went to the bathroom in his pants.

As Awful Announcing pointed out, Crowder recently took part in a trivia segment for NFL Films where players and coaches were asked to reveal obscure facts about themselves. No one was as revealing as Crowder.

“I peed down my leg during any game,” Crowder said, sporting a serious look. “I never went to the bathroom in a toilet. Six years straight I peed down my leg. I would just be in the huddle and just pee. You wouldn’t even notice. Nobody in the stands would know unless you look down like, ‘That’s not water man!’”

No, this is not common practice across the NFL. Crowder, who seemed to indicate he did this out of enjoyment more than necessity, said his Dolphins teammates did not appreciate having to stand near him while his trousers were filled with urine.

“My teammates didn’t enjoy it as much as I did,” he added with a laugh. “(They’d say), ‘Damn Crowder, you’re so nasty man.’ Yeah, it’s cool.”

Since Crowder seems to love revealing fun facts about his former teammates and other professional athletes, we’re glad to see he is willing to share secrets about himself as well. Although, some people probably wish he kept that to himself.

Channing Crowder: Ricky Williams smoked weed night before games

Bill-Parcells-Convinced-Ricky-Williams-to-RetireFormer Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was one of the strangest players to ever tear up the gridiron. Very few people would be surprised if you told them Williams smoked marijuana. However, some might find it interesting that he supposedly did it in the hours leading up to game day.

According to Channing Crowder, one of Williams’ former teammates in Miami, Ricky smoked weed the night before one of the biggest games of his career, when he rushed for 228 yards against the Buffalo Bills in 2002.

“Remember that Buffalo game, the 200-yard game?” Crowder asked during an interview with WQAM in Miami on Wednesday, via Pro Football Talk. “Smoked the night before. Talk to Ricky. He was doing it, that’s what he did.”

Crowder’s comments came after marijuana advocates put up a prominent billboard outside the Denver Broncos’ stadium that implied smoking weed would lead to less alcohol consumption. As for Williams, Crowder said he smoked because he had anxiety.

“Ricky has social anxiety and he smoked weed. Ricky’s marijuana didn’t affect the team until he got caught smoking,” he continued. “Him smoking weed, sitting at his house smoking weed, didn’t affect anybody but Ricky. He got high and then he sobered up and then he went to practice the next day.”

For those wondering how he didn’t get caught, the NFL tests players who are not involved in the substance abuse program once a year. If the random test comes early, they know they cannot be tested for the remainder of the season.

If you think Williams is the only player who smoked — or smokes — weed the night before games and practices, I could probably sell you a screen door in a submarine. Such is life in the NFL and other sports, and Crowder is apparently here to tell us all about it.

Channing Crowder: Michael Phelps smoked weed with Young Jeezy, Ryan Lochte a hippie pothead

When the infamous photo of Michael Phelps with his mouth pressed against a bong hit the internet more than three years ago, former Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder was not surprised. Crowder, who is now a mid-day host at 560 WQAM in Miami, told “The Jorge Sedano Show” he saw Phelps smoking weed no more than three weeks prior to the picture coming out. And the 18-time gold medalist was supposedly in good company.

“I was on South Beach probably three weeks before (the infamous photo came out)” Crowder explained. “Everybody knows who Young Jeezy is — he was in (the club). It was crazy because it was Young Jeezy and Michael in the next section over from us at (a nightclub). I look and I see Young Jeezy’s hanging out with a big old white guy and it was Michael Phelps.

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Channing Crowder on Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland: He’s Not a Good Person

Channing Crowder has given a number of reasons to support his decision to unexpectedly retire a year ago at the age of 28.  At the time he was cut by the Dolphins, Crowder’s wife was nine months pregnant and he said his heart was no longer in football.  Both seem like legitimate reasons, but his recent comments would seem to indicate there was also a problem between him and the Dolphins front office — particularly G.M. Jeff Ireland.  Crowder said in a recent interview that he is interested in returning to the NFL next season, but would never play for Miami.

“I wouldn’t go on a team with Jeff Ireland. I’m not very confident in him,” Crowder said Wednesday on Radio Row according to NFL.com. “He doesn’t know what he’s doing in my opinion. He’s real disrespectful, he doesn’t know how to deal with people and the whole Dez Bryant (situation) kind of showed to the world what he’s about, but guys in the building know what he’s really about.

“He’s not a good person. He has no class, and I wouldn’t choose to go back and play there. And I would have to say it’s the only team I don’t want to play for.”

In case you don’t remember, the Dez Bryant situation Crowder is referring to is the time Ireland asked Bryant if his mother was a prostitute when meeting with him before the draft.  As we saw this season, Dolphins fans aren’t exactly fond of their team’s G.M., either.  I’m not the biggest Crowder fan, but I can’t say I blame him. If what they say about Ireland is true, I doubt many players enjoy playing for him.

Channing Crowder: Mel Kiper Mock Draft Made Me Blow My Money

The idea that college football players spend money before they have it assuming they will soon be rich is extremely well known.  Said athletes actually admitting that they blow money before even getting it is a bit more rare.  Thankfully, we have idiots like Channing Crowder who flap their gums and tell us all about their complete lack of judgment displayed before reaching the NFL.

Pro Football Talk passed along a tremendous little blurb from Sports Radio Interviews on Tuesday, in which Crowder blasts Mel Kiper Jr. for misfiring with his prediction of where the linebacker would be drafted.

“Yeah I watch (the hype leading up to the draft) and all,” Crowder explained. “Mel Kiper and all, he messed me over, he lied to me said I was top-20 had me go out and spend X amount of dollars and then owe the bank stuff. So I don’t know the guys; they’re guessing just like we guess; I can guess who the Dolphins are going to take too. But I look at it a little bit and hear the experts I guess they call them to hear what they got to say.”

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NFL Won’t Punish Le’Ron McClain for Channing Crowder Spitting Incident

I’m sure we’ve all heard about the incident from Sunday’s Ravens-Dolphins game during which Channing Crowder says Le’ron McClain spit in his face.  People usually don’t make stuff like that up, even if they have a history of being a loud mouth.  Still, when we heard about Crowder’s comments to The Miami Herald, we had to wait for the full story and wait to see the proof before jumping to conclusions.

Then we got proof.  If you haven’t seen the video, you can watch it here.  The evidence is out there for the NFL.  McClain makes a blatant spitting motion in the video following an argument with Crowder and then walks away.  Crowder immediately becomes furious and goes after McClain.  What else could have possibly happened?  Apparently the NFL has never heard of discretion.

According to Pro Football Talk, the league that fines players left and right for hitting receivers too hard chose not to punish McClain.  Director of Football Operations Merton Hanks reviewed all the relevant information — which included the video — and spoke with the official who was right next to the incident and determined there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant league discipline.

In other words, since we can’t actually see a loogie coming out of McClain’s mouth or see any spit hitting Crowder’s face, the NFL has to sit on its hands.  I’m not a Channing Crowder fan by any stretch, but that’s absolute b.s.  The league has fined players for way less.

Video Proves Le’Ron McClain Spit on Channing Crowder During Game

When we first heard from Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder that Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain spit in his face during their game Sunday, I was reluctant to believe the story. But guess what? As is the case with most things in the NFL, cameras caught the incident on tape and new angles show McClain did indeed spit on Crowder. Check out the video and watch McClain cock his head back and then forward as he releases the loogie:

Now that was one magic loogie! Guess Crowder was telling the truth the entire time, so I guess we can grant him a reprieve from his Anne Frank confusion. Video via Jeff Darlington