UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa. – One of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history spoke at DeSales University Thursday night, but he wasn’t there to talk football.
Hall of Famer Cris Carter discussed his addiction to cocaine and alcohol in the 1980s and his journey to recovery.
Carter started his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, but was cut after his third season when he failed three drug tests.
He says he was able to beat drugs and alcohol with the help of treatment specialists, like the Ambrosia Treatment Center, for whom he is now a spokesman.
“We want to try to get as many people in the tri-state Philadelphia area into rehab as possible. We realize that drugs has ruined our communities and I left here, able to get my life together,” he said.
After being cut from the Eagles and overcoming his addiction, Carter rose to stardom with the Minnesota Vikings.