Athletes Battling Substance Abuse

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

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson, 47, may be a former undisputed heavy weight champion of the world, but he is not invincible. In a press conference on Friday in New York, Tyson revealed to reporters that he was lying about his sobriety and has continued to use alcohol and drugs. The boxing promoter battled with drug and alcohol addiction throughout his career, having done three stints in rehab.

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