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

Addiction Does Not Discriminate

Millions of Americans suffer from some form of addiction, including some of the most decorated athletes who have been known to struggle with drug abuse. In recent news, Mike Tyson admitted to lying about his sobriety, Lamar Odom is reportedly addicted to drugs and Major League Baseball suspended 13 players who violated drug policies.  BET.com takes a look at some of athletes who have used illegal drugs and battled substance abuse. — Dominique Zonyéé


Lamar Odom's agent confirmed Tuesday that Odom is not missing, but staying in an LA hotel while friends and family try to convince him to seek help for a drug problem. He recently was spotted at a Taco Bell.

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