Bart Scott Tells Josh Allen To Take Viagra For Cold Bills Game

It is January and that means cold and windy weather in the northeast. Locals know how to deal with it, pulling base layers, fleece-lined thermal underwear, jackets, hats and gloves out of the hallway closet.

ESPN personality and former NFL linebacker Bart Scott has other ideas that involve the bathroom medicine cabinet and an unexpected pill.

Bart Scott gives awkward advice

The “Get up!” The crew were discussing the weather in Buffalo for Saturday’s game when Scott gave his recommendation to quarterback Josh Allen, who said he had poor traffic. The forecast is projecting single digits for Saturday night’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots and Scott wants Allen to take a Viagra ahead of time to stay warm.

Yes. Viagra.

“It will improve circulation,” Scott said. An embarrassing pause followed.

Scott, an 11-year veteran who has played in the cold for his entire career in the AFC’s North and East Divisions, never let a smile split his face and looked incredibly serious in his comments.

“A lot of NFL players, at least in my day, took Viagra because it opened up the blood vessels,” Scott said. “A lot of endurance athletes (also) because Viagra was primarily a medicine for the heart, so it strengthens circulation, which ensures that it gets that circulation to the feet.”

“I swear I’m not trying to be funny.”

Damien Woody was beside himself laughing as Scott continued. Thanks to Dianna Russini, who will be covering the game in Buffalo, for coming back to the topic under review and making a joke about eating hot wings to keep warm.

“I don’t think he’s necessarily going to take Viagra from what I can tell from the conversation, he hasn’t shared it with me,” Russini said. “But he said he would stand by the heaters when the defense is there to keep those toes off. [warm]. “

Allen has struggled in cold weather, including a few weeks ago when the Patriots were in town for heavy gusts of wind, showers rain and downpours. Saturday’s game could be the second coldest game in Bills history with temperatures between 6 and 8 degrees expected at kick-off. Wind chill could make it look colder than zero.

Bills’ Dawson Knox overthrows Scott’s advice

The conversation seeped into the Bills’ media availability where tight end Dawson Knox made the suggestion and emphatically “no” for good reason.

“I’ve heard that Viagra can actually make you test positive for PEDs (performance enhancing drugs),” Knox told reporters. “I think there is something in there that will make you positive and make you miss four games. So to do that I would need a prescription. I don’t have a prescription. , I won’t try that. “

Knox went on from there to further explain why he wouldn’t experiment with the theory.

Viagra, NFL and cold weather

Don’t expect Josh Allen to follow Bart Scott’s advice on Viagra. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not really a new concept in the NFL, which is why Scott looked so serious. Retired wide receiver Chad Johnson said in July 2020 he took Viagra while gambling to increase blood flow and improve his game. It should be noted that he said he did so to circumvent as well. the NFL drug testing policy on steroids.

In 2012, Brandon Marshall told reporters the players were taking the lead. He was concerned about the potential side effects of using it this way, and Men’s Health has looked into them as well.

Studies over the years have shown that it “may” help blood flow to the extremities and suggest that it helps prevent thickening of heart muscle and early heart failure. The World Anti-Doping Agency started a study in 2008 to see if it gave athletes an unfair advantage, assuming that because it can improve blood flow to the lungs, it increases performance.

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