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Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon admits school helped him cheat drug tests

Josh Gordon Baylor Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon admits school helped him cheat drug tests
Kristopher Love | 10 October, 2017, 20:52

Suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is opening about his long history of drug use. It was so unusual, but I just had a desire to stop.

Since receiving first-team All-Pro honors in 2013, Gordon has played in just five games due to his multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He has been suspended indefinitely since a year ago and hasn't played in a game since 2014.

In this revealing piece with Uninterrupted, Gordon reveals many shocking details about his use of drugs off the field, how it was covered up in college, and what he's now doing in hopes of getting his life back on track.

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 been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, you know, everybody pretty much gave me a second chance just because of my ability".

Gordon also admitted his first trip to rehab while employed by the Browns was "just a publicity stunt" created to "help the media deal with me".

Gordon said one of his Baylor coaches gave him bottles of "detox" drink to help mask drugs in his system before taking a drug test. This is how it's going to work, this is what they are going to do.

He's had numerous stints in rehab - most of which he said he didn't take seriously - and the 26-year-old Gordon can re-apply to the league this fall.

"That was my first real experience of that authority not really being taken serious because it was kind of being guided by somebody employed by the same university", Gordon says in the video.

"He showed me how to drink them, showed me how to take them". But over the summer, after all of the failed tests, suspensions, and financial issues, Gordon chose to enter rehab in an attempt to get his life back together.

Gordon, 26, left the rehab facility a few weeks ago and is hopeful the National Football League will finally reinstate him after his latest 90-day stint, which began on June 21st.

Josh Gordon was seemingly one of the luckiest players in the NFL.

Gordon is now eligible to re-apply for reinstatement in the NFL, but first he wants to continue focusing on himself before giving football another go.