Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Josh Gordon details drug addiction in documentary

Josh Gordon details drug addiction in documentary

On Tuesday morning, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon gave his most in-depth account to date of his struggles with substance abuse on the LeBron James" founded platform "UNINTERRUPTED'.

The Browns do still hold his rights. reported that Gordon now lives in Gainesville with his business manager Michael Johnson, and works out with former Olympics sprinter Tim Montgomery.

One regent, however, told the "Violated" authors that the lack of random tests instead fostered a permissive attitude and "the underlying message to them is, 'Hey, the rules don't apply to you'".

His best season was in 2013 when he caught 87 passes for a league-high 1,646 yards and scored nine touchdowns.

Following the video's release, James tweeted his support of Gordon in his road to recovery and following the Cavs' 108-94 loss to the Bulls in a preseason game James explained why he felt the need to support an athlete that he has no relationship with.

Former Baylor football player Josh Gordon says a coach helped him cheat a drug test while playing for the Bears.

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"I've been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, everybody, pretty much, gave me a second chance because of my ability".

Though his weed habits continued, the only time Gordon failed a drug test in college? He applied for reinstatement this year, but was denied by the powers that be. If they do call you in, here goes these bottles of detox.' He showed me how to drink them, showed me how to take them.

"That was my first experience with getting over on the system and that authority not really being taken seriously, because it was kind of being guided by somebody that's employed by the same university", Gordon said.

During Gordon's sophomore season at Baylor, police found him and a teammate in a vehicle with marijuana.

He was suspended 10 games in 2014 by the league, and for the season finale by the team for missing a morning walk-through before the season finale.

"And then just something click in my head at that point, it's like 'man, you did it again. You're willing to throw away everything you ever worked hard for, everything you ever had out of life, '" he said. "I know firsthand. I know firsthand because a loved one of mine has gone through substance abuse and we had to make sure that we got 'em professional help because it's a real situation".

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