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Brett Favre says painkiller addiction could have killed him

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says his painkiller addiction was so severe during his MVP years with the Green Bay Packers that it easily could have killed him.

On an episode of his podcast, Favre said he started to abuse painkillers early in his career, as he tried to play through injuries.

“In 1994 was when it started,” Favre said. “When I first realized I liked pain pills was after that Philadelphia game in 1994.”

Favre said he began taking more painkillers than he was supposed to, and it had real effects on his health.

“I was basically taking, in two days, a month’s prescription, which is crazy,” Favre said. “During the ’95 season I had a seizure the night before a game.”
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