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Josh Gordon Opens Up About Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Rehab, Partying With Manziel and an NFL Comeback (VIDEO)
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Josh Gordon. After lighting up the NFL during his sophomore season, Gordon fell into a downward spiral that took him straight out of the league within a few years.
The last time we’ve seen him, he was partying it up at Coachella with Johnny Manziel. But over the summer, after all of the failed tests, suspensions, and financial issues, Gordon decided to enter rehab in an attempt to get his life back together.
The former NFL receiver recently sat down with “Uninterrupted” to talk about his past issues with drug and alcohol abuse. He also talked about how he plans on applying for reinstatement with the NFL in the near future, now that he’s got his life back in order.
Here’s a transcript from the interview, during which Gordon talks about all of the drugs he’s abused over the years:
“I’ve used alcohol on many, many occasions, Xanax on many occasions, cocaine several occasions, marijuana most of my life, codeine, cough syrup…methazine is very prevalent where I’m from. It’s what I grew up using.”
And here he is talking about how easy it was to get away with taking drugs while at Baylor—because even his coaches would help him pass drug tests (via BR):
“I’ve been enabled most of my life honestly. I’ve been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, everybody pretty much gave me a second chance just because of my ability. Not too long after I got arrested for possession of marijuana at Baylor, one of my coaches came by saying ‘you are going to get drug tested by the compliance office. This is how it’s going to work, this is what they are going to do. 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 real 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.”
If you have 13 minutes to spare, I suggest watching Josh Gordon’s entire interview with Uninterrupted, which you will find below: