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Glazer’s Week 16 mailbag: On Josh Gordon, addiction and…

It’s the final week of the NFL season. Let’s get right to your questions.

What did Josh Gordon test positive for? – David O.

It was not marijuana. It was another substance, and he took the suspension immediately. He did not appeal his suspension.

Sometimes, we toe the line between mental health, addiction and dependency, and often they mesh together. A lot of Josh’s issues weren’t marijuana oriented, it was more of: why he was using drugs despite knowing he could lose his career?

There were times he felt he needed marijuana to help him through anxiety and mental health issues. In this particular instance, however, it was not marijuana.

For years, I’ve worked with athletes who have had issues and were in need of support and another chance, from all different sports. One offseason, Josh was one of those players at my performance center. We’ve taken all types of people who had been battling addiction, battling…