The last time Brandon Marshall played in San Francisco, he had three touchdowns. But he doesn’t remember it because he was on painkillers.
The September 14, 2014 game was the NFL’s debut at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Marshall had five catches in a win for the Chicago Bears.
Here’s what he said about the game on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday before his New York Jets play the San Francisco 49ers this week (via Niners Wire):
“I don’t really remember much about that game because I worked really hard to get back from my high ankle. I don’t want to go there. I’ll say it. I took a couple pain pills that masked the pain. I really wasn’t supposed to play. I came back from a high ankle within ten days. I was supposed to be out four to six weeks. I don’t remember much from that game. I just remember catching those balls. And that was pretty much it. So whatever”
Let’s take a moment for that news to settle — an NFL receiver basically blacked out on the field because of his pain medicine.
Marshall still somehow managed not one…not two…but three touchdowns.
Later in the conversation, Chris Biderman asked Marshall about the benefits of marijuana as a painkiller. Here is full audio of the interview.
The Jets receiver returns to Levi’s Stadium this weekend to face the 49ers, who have lost eleven in a row. Maybe it will be a more memorable time this go around.