Josh Gordon reveals severity of addiction in fascinating piece

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

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".

Now attempting a comeback in the National Football League - the 26-year-old hasn't played in a game since 2014 because of drug suspensions - Gordon opened up to in a documentary that debuted Tuesday morning, telling the website among other things that, while at BU, an unidentified Bears assistant coach helped him pass what otherwise would've been failed drug tests. It was so odd, but I just had a desire to stop.

Gordon, who is now suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, is the subject of a mini-documentary called UNINTERRUPTED.

"The 6'3", 225-pound Gordon has been suspended for 43 of the Browns' past 48 games, and he hasn't appeared in an National Football League regular-season contest since 2014.

Gordon entered rehab this summer following an idefinite suspension from the NFL. But over the summer, after all of the failed tests, suspensions, and financial issues, Gordon made a decision to enter rehab in an attempt to get his life back together.

In it, Gordon says he's been enabled most of his life by anyone he interacted with and suggested he was given second chances just because of his 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, '" said Gordon.

Gordon then explained that he happened to be out of detox when he was faced with another drug test, but he refused to blame the coach for the failed test. This is how it's going to work. 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, I think, my first real experience with getting over on the system and authority not really being taken serious".

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. Now out of rehab, Gordon is expected to apply for reinstatement soon.

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