NFL quarterback Russell Wilson is the laughing stock of the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback made bizarre claims that he cured his head injury by drinking bottled water.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) frowns upon such shenanigans.
Wilson is an investor in something called "recovery Water." He strongly believes that the flavored water contains miracle healing properties and pain relief.
"I believe @Recovery_Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad hit! #NanoBubbles," Wilson tweeted on Wednesday.
Wilson's tweet resulted in spasms of laughter -- especially from his followers in the health field.
"Why even wear football helmets anymore when you can just drink some Recovery Water?" USA Today cracked.
According to the manufacturer's website, Recovery water is "electro-kinetically infused with charged nano-structures" which is "highly effective in promoting healthy cells."
The website boasts that Recovery Water helps reduce pain and inflammation; accelerates recovery from injuries and muscle related stress; decreases fatigue; speeds muscle recovery; and delivers better hydration.
In fine print at the bottom of the website it is noted that studies conducted by the University of Florida and Seattle Sports Medicine prove that consumers who chug Recovery Water achieved "less muscle damage and 20% decrease in muscle fatigue."
The website doesn't clarify that most of those health benefits can be achieved by drinking plain ol' water.
In fact, there isn't much of a difference between Wilson's Recovery Water
scam and rapper 50 Cent's Vitamin Water scam, except maybe the price.
A case of Recovery Water will drain your wallet by $49.99. That's one penny less than $50 to buy water that you can drink from a faucet for free.