The former star Bears' wideout says coaches helped him pass drug tests.
Josh Gordon opened up about his struggles with drug use in a new documentary for Uninterrupted, the digital media company founded by LeBron James.
In the documentary, the Cleveland Browns' wide receiver says he was enabled while he was at Baylor.
Gordon says coaches even helped him pass drug tests.
"I've been enabled most of my life honestly,'' he said. "I've been enabled by coaches, teachers, professors, everybody pretty much gave me a second chance just because of my ability. Not too long after I got arrested for possession of marijuana at Baylor, one of my coaches came by saying 'you are going to get drug tested by the compliance office. This is how it's going to work, this is what they are going to do. If they do call you in, here goes these bottles of detox.'
"He showed me how to drink them, showed me how to take them. That was my real first experience with getting over on the system and that authority not really being taken seriously because it was kind of being guided by somebody that's employed by the same university."
It eventually stopped, though.
"I'm out of detox drinks? Where is coach with my drinks? Not enough time, gotta take a drug test, failed the drug test,'' he said.
Gordon was suspended indefinitely by Art Briles in 2011 and ended up transferring to Utah. He didn't play for the Utes, though, and entered the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.
The star wide receiver hasn't played in the NFL since 2014 due to a variety of different suspensions. He's trying to get reinstated.