Sports Stars Who Speak About Overcoming Addiction

Many athletes have reached the pinnacle of their sport, but several have also experienced pitfalls along the way. These sports stars have had to overcome addiction issues to reach their dreams. Athletes who speak about overcoming addiction have an inspirational message that can help others. It is their goal to be sympathetic while encouraging people to avoid their mistakes. 

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Chris Herren recorded 2,073 points in his high school basketball career and following his senior year was named Gatorade Player of the Year as well as being selected to the McDonald’s High School All-...

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During his career Darryl Strawberry was one of the most feared hitters in Major League Baseball.  While playing for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees fr...

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Dwight Gooden is a retired MLB pitcher who spent 17 seasons in the league with five different teams. Gooden got his start in 1982 after being drafted in the first round by the New York Mets, making hi...

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Ryan Leaf is best known as the former second overall pick of the San Diego Chargers in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State, where he was named a Heisman Trophy finalist...

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Theo Fleury is a former NHL hockey player, playing for four teams over his 14 year career. Originally told he was too small to play professional hockey, Fleury would go on to have an astound...

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Todd Marinovich starred at the University of Southern California during his college days and was the prototypical quarterback prospect heading into the 1991 NFL Draft. Known for his work ethic and int...

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Vance Johnson had an 11-year NFL career and spent ten seasons with the Denver Broncos. Johnson played college football at the University of Arizona and was a track standout. He won the NCAA championsh...