Running back Rashad Jennings has been in the NFL for a few years now, starting with the Jaguars and now playing for the Raiders. But one thing he has dragged along with his all those years has been a hyperbaric chamber. What is that? Here is a demonstration below:
So, when did Jennings get this contraption?
“I bought it as a rookie instead of buying a car because I knew that this would prolong my career,” he said in an interview with the Raiders team website.
I guess you gotta admire him for that. A lot of NFL rookies go nuts when they get that first check, buying gold chains and multiple houses. Jennings was thinking career first. That’s solid thinking on his part.
When Raiders training camp started, Jennings lugged the chamber to his room.
“Yeah, it’s funny because there’s no bed in there, it’s just the chamber. I was fumbling before I went to sleep and you know they’re doing room checks, and they opened the door and the dude looked in and he said ‘what the heck is this?’ It’s a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. It heals you on a cellular level. It’s not the end-all, be-all, it’s just an extra cure.”
NFL players typically have a roommate during training camp, but the chamber made things difficult.
“They ended up having to put me somewhere else because it does make a lot of noise, and I would have felt bad for whoever was my roommate.”
We really do live in a modern age. It’s a strange world when even just regular sleep isn’t good enough.