Josh Gordon: The extensive drug use that drove me to rock bottom

Josh Gordon

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.

The Browns do still hold his rights. He was conditionally reinstated last Summer and was set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, but checked into rehab in September, and hasn't gotten back on the field since. Gordon will appear in a mini-documentary on Uninterrupted, where Cleveland.com reports he'll be opening up about just how extensive his drug addiction was. "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".

"I applaud Josh for what he's doing", James said.

"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.

Although some of the 2014 season in Cleveland included partying with former teammate Johnny Manziel, after being suspended indefinitely in 2015 for being a repeat offender, Gordon hit rock bottom.

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.

"I've had someone in my family that's had substance abuse and it's very easy to point the finger at people when you don't know what they're going through", James said. "If they do call you in, here goes these bottles of detox, '" Gordon said in the interview. "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".

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.

"So at that point, I was like, 'If you all want me to be this guy so bad, that's just what I'm going to be'". This summer, Gordon said, he found his rock bottom and checked himself into rehab again.

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