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#pounditFriday, July 19, 2024

Russell Wilson might be the greatest Recovery Water pitchman on the planet

Russell Wilson Recovery Water

Russell Wilson was the subject of a profile in “Rolling Stone” released Wednesday, and one thing became clear in the article: the quarterback is one heck of a pitchman.

Wilson told the magazine’s writer that he avoided a concussion after suffering a nasty hit in the NFC Championship Game against the Packers because he was drinking Recovery Water.

From Rolling Stone:

Another venture is slightly less altruistic. Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery Water, a $3-per-bottle concoction with nanobubbles and electrolytes that purportedly helps people recover quickly from workouts and, according to Wilson, injury. He mentions a teammate whose knee healed miraculously, and then he shares his own testimonial.

“I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine,” says Wilson. “It was the water.”

Rodgers offers a hasty interjection. “Well, we’re not saying we have real medical proof.”

Many people were already suspicious about Wilson after he declared he is practicing abstinence, so these claims about Recovery Water have done nothing to help the perceptions that he is a huckster.

Wilson’s claims that the Recovery Water prevented his concussion went viral upon the story being published, so Wilson responded by pumping up the product via his Twitter account:

Buy Wilson’s water with special bubbles and you too will overcome injury! I can’t imagine more phoniness. Do you get a free bottle of Recovery Water with your purchase of a pair of Skechers Shape-ups? Perhaps they come in a bundle pack along with some Power Balance bands.

Oh, and my favorite part of the article is this great contradiction: The writer points out that Wilson will not do ads for fast food or soda because of the health concerns. But he has no problem selling you $3 bottles of water filled with “nanobubbles” on the grounds that it helped him avoid a concussion!

Spare me, Russ.

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