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Josh Gordon says coaches helped him pass drug tests

12 October 2017
Josh Gordon says coaches helped him pass drug tests

Josh Gordon profiled his struggles with drug addiction in a personal documentary with UNINTERRUPTED There, the wide receiver and former All-Pro came clean about his vices when it comes to drugs, starting out the 13-minute documentary by reeling off a list of what he's used since 2012 when he began his National Football League career with the Cleveland Browns. Gordon admitted to using several drugs including Xanax, cocaine, and codeine in addition to marijuana and admitted his first trip to rehab in 2014 was just a "publicity stunt". Gordon was suspended multiple times from the league for violating the substance abuse policy.

Gordon truly does sound remorseful and intent on getting his life back on track, but this is more startling news about Baylor following other recent scandals.

"Like I said, it's a real, real issue". Now out of rehab, Gordon is expected to apply for reinstatement soon. "I've been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, everybody pretty much gave me a second chance just because of my ability".

The following year, Gordon was suspended indefinitely by then-coach Art Briles after Gordon failed a drug test.

The receiver says his coaches enabled him, and even helped him pass drug tests. Through his first two seasons in the league, Gordon was a high-magnitude natural disaster, tearing down defenses on his way to become a first-team All-Pro and was the first receiver to accumulate 200 yards receiving in back-to-back games. I never really took it serious. "I'm able to give this message and this opportunity for you to learn from my mistakes and for me to tell them my story". "As such, we decline to comment further". I had a bunch of good gourmet meals and took little breaks and then got right back to work.

"I got suspended for the entire year and after that it kind of all came in from all angles, different fans, everybody kind of was like, 'Oh, you're a piece of s-t, you're a drug addict, you're a junkie, whatever, you're alcoholic".

"The sixth game, end of the season, stayed out late but the thing is we had to be up in the morning for like a 7:30 team meeting".

However, still just 26 years old, Gordon has the talent to make a comeback, he will just need to prove to teams that they can finally trust him off the field.

"I think it might be therapeutic for me to talk about it", Gordon said.