Ex-Bulls take Exception to Williams Comments

Smoking pot before games? ”When you make blanket statements, you incriminate everyone,” says Brunson

By K.C. Johnson

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In a Sunday profile in the New York Times, former Bulls guard Jay Williams claimed ex-teammates smoked marijuana before games.

All six players reached for comment denied they used marijuana and emphasized it wasn’t a widespread problem on the team. Williams’ comments were made in a comprehensive article detailing his physical and emotional recovery from the June 2003 motorcycle accident that ended his Bulls career after one season.

“I like Jay, but when you make blanket statements, you incriminate everyone,” said Rick Brunson, currently a Bobcats assistant coach. “You have to look in the mirror first: ‘Did I contribute to some of those things?’ Your career didn’t go the way it should’ve gone. Let it go. You’re doing a great job on ESPN. You should be honored and blessed the Bulls paid you.”

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