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  1. Matt Prater of Detroit Lions went to rehab for alcohol abuse

    Michael Rothstein

    During his four-game suspension from the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, new Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater spent time at a rehabilitation facility for treatment for his alcohol addiction.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  2. Blurred Testimony: The Surprisingly Endearing, Totally Train-Wrec...

    Amos Barshad

    No celebrity in recent memory has done more to remind us of the incessantly debilitating effects of fame than Robin Thicke - and he didn't have to develop a severe drug addiction or die to do it! It started with the dissol...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Chris Davis' problem is the Baltimore Orioles' problem

    Jayson Stark

    Chris Davis has a problem. And now the Orioles have a problem, a problem they might not be able to overcome on their way to the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  4. The Summer Songs Canon: A Modern Songbook of Perennial Hot-Weathe...

    Grantland Staff

    Juliet Litman: The passing of summer is melancholy. September will surely bring some hot days, but the sun sets increasingly early, kids are back in school, Halloween candy floods the grocery store, and the radio stations begin plugging fall events....

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  5. Josh Brent, former Dallas Cowboy, to meet with Roger Goodell

    Adam Schefter

    Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell by the end of next week, if not sooner, in an effort to gain re-entry to the NFL, according to his agent Peter Schaffer.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  6. Endurance sports -- Carmen Small's road to Paris is marked by cha...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Carmen Small's journey toward La Course by Le Tour de France has taken her from a home affected by addiction to a job as a math teacher to being a caretaker for her two nieces, with her athletic obsessions competing for time all along, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  7. Cris Carter: Browns should release Gordon

    Pat McManamon

    To wake Josh Gordon up and snap him out of his pattern of behavior, the Cleveland Browns have to cut him. That's the insight from someone who has been there before. Cris Carter is a Hall of Fame receiver who battled addictions to cocaine and alcoh...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  8. Addicted to bad decisions

    Jay Cronley

    The difference between a hobby and an addiction is losing a little or a lot.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  9. In the Doghouse

    • ESPN NFL analyst Cris Carter talks about his experiences with substance abuse, how the Browns should handle Josh Gordon, Gordon's future and what it takes to recover from addiction. Carter • ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards discusses ho...

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  10. Stephen Strasburg of Washington Nationals to quit smokeless tobac...

    Stephen Strasburg, like his former college teammate Addison Reed, is giving up smokeless tobacco following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  11. Freak Show and Tell: Everything You Need to Know About E!'s ...

    Tara Ariano

    With True Tori over ( ... for now), Celebrity Wife Swap on a break due to basketball, and Season 6 of My Strange Addiction yet to be scheduled, the Freak Shows are thin on the ground. But not for long! Here's a preview of horrors yet to come. W...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  12. MLB - Tony Gwynn used fear as motivation

    Tom Friend

    Tony Gwynn was addicted to baseball, so much so that his relentless pursuit to get better led to an addiction to chewing tobacco, writes Tom Friend.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  13. Does Irsay's addiction stance apply to players?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Colts owner Jim Irsay raised a very interesting point in his conversation with Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz. Irsay spoke of the stigma connected to addiction and failed recovery, and of how addiction should be viewed more like other dis...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  14. Jim Irsay of Indianapolis Colts discusses addiction

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay still isn't ready to discuss the details of his March arrest, but in an extensive interview Monday with The Indianapolis Star, he discussed his ongoing battle with addiction.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  15. Jon Singleton signs long-term deal with Houston Astros

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Houston Astros have reached agreement on a five-year, $10 million guaranteed contract with first-base prospect Jon Singleton and are promoting him to the big league club from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  16. Excerpt on painkillers abuse in NFL from 'The King of Sports' by ...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    An excerpt from Gregg Easterbrook's book looks at how painkiller abuse has joined head trauma as one of the NFL's ugly truths exposed by former players.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014