Athletes Battling Substance Abuse

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

Len Bias

Len Bias died at the age of 22 from a cocaine overdose on June 18, 1986, hours after being drafted to the Boston Celtics and signing a $3 million sneaker deal with Reebok. 

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