Athletes Battling Substance Abuse

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  • Len Bias
  • Crystal Cox
  • Barry Bonds
  • Dwight Gooden
  • Allen Iverson
  • Addiction Does Not Discriminate
  • Mike Tyson
  • Darryl Strawberry
  • Ron Tarpley
  • Marion Jones
  • Michael Irvin
  • JaMarcus Russell
  • Lawrence Taylor

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson, 38, was the first overall draft pick in 1996 for the Philadelphia 76ers. By 1997, the rookie was arrested on drugs and guns possession and was sentenced to probation and 100 hours of community service. While it was always rumored that he battled from drug and alcohol addiction, Iverson never admitted to having an issue.

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