This seems like a good way to look at this. He seems to have some sort of deep PTSD from childhood and as a result a long history with various drugs and alcohol, plus a lot of teams enabling him. Not sure what sort of work he's doing on this, but I'm tentatively optimistic?My mom went from a hopeless alcoholic who I had to drive to a rehab in NH every 6 months or so to clean and sober for the last 10 years of her life before she died.
You can do this, Josh.
One day at a time dude.
What he said.This makes me happy to no end, whether he produces on the field or not. Fingers crossed for the guy, hopefully he continues to take advantage of all the support the league/team provide to stay clean and happy.
I want him to stay clean AND have a great season catching passes from Tom because that’s what I’m sure he wants.I don’t care if he has zero receptions and doesn’t play a meaningful down the entire season. Fingers crossed he makes it all year without another relapse. From everything I’ve seen and heard, he seems like a genuinely good human being who just happens to suffer from a terrible disease. Kick ass in life, and if you happen to play some good football at the same time, that’s a huge bonus.
Because his track record seems to be that he’s most vulnerable when facing the pressure of high level competition?Curious why you’d say that? I’m not an expert, but I’d imagine structure, goals and resources make dealing with an addiction more manageable than not.
The actions of the NFL (suspending him last December), suggest that he's at best 7 months clean and sober. It's been a (long) while since I've worked with substance dependent clients with any regularity, but given his history, coming back after a seven month hiatus seems...quick. I was sort of assuming the NFL would say no this time around, and tell him to try again at the one-year mark.Curious why you’d say that? I’m not an expert, but I’d imagine structure, goals and resources make dealing with an addiction more manageable than not.