Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson set Twitter abuzz Wednesday evening after he claimed that a $3 bottle of water with “nanobubbles” helped cure a head injury he sustained during the Seahawks' NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers last season. The athlete sat down with Rolling Stone and explained that Reliant Recovery Water, a sports drink he invested in, helped him heal quickly.

"I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine," Wilson said. "It was the water." His manager, Mark Rodgers interjected: "Well, we're not saying we have real medical proof."

But Wilson, 26, is convinced. "I know it works,” he told Rolling Stone. "Soon you're going to be able to order it straight from Amazon."

Not ashamed of his belief in Recovery Water, the star athlete tweeted about the sports drink. “I believe @Recovery_Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad hit!” he wrote Wednesday.


He might get in trouble for his beliefs though, NBC Sports pointed out. As a professional NFL player, Wilson has to follow the rules set by the Federal Trade Commission, a celebrity cannot say things about a product the manufacturer of the item did not say.

“Advertisers are subject to liability for false or unsubstantiated statements made through endorsements,” FTC guidelines from 2009 read. “Endorsers also may be liable for statements made in the course of their endorsements.”

The FTC isn’t the only one Wilson has to worry about. The Twitter trolls also came after Wilson for his statement on Reliant Recovery Water. Many people made fun of him; others couldn’t believe he made the statement in the first place. The Seattle Seahawks QB, however, ignored the criticism.


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