Former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon said the coaching staff helped him cheat drug tests while he was in college.
Reports of the Baylor football program avoiding drug tests were first published in Violated, a book by ESPN’s Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach about the ongoing scandals surrounding the school. In an interview with Uninterrupted, Gordon confirmed that a Baylor assistant staff once gave him “detox” to mask the drugs in his system when he was tested.
“Not too long after I got arrested for possession of marijuana at Baylor,” Gordon said, “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.”
Gordon said the environment at Baylor enabled his drug addiction, which carried on into his time in the NFL.
The former Baylor wideout also said he was using much more than marijuana when he was suspended by the NFL. He claims he was drinking, using Xanax, cocaine, cough syrup, codeine, and methazine.
Gordon’s story is a sad one, he had all the talent in the world and hasn’t been able to fully put it together yet. When he’s good, he’s a dominant receiver, but if he can’t stay clean, he won’t be able to make it back in the NFL.
Gordon is eligible for reinstatement, but has opted for rehab and getting the help that he needs before making a comeback.
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