When Lee G. Lovett first told me about the most recent news regarding Charles Barkley, I honestly didn’t know what he’d say next.
Charles Barkley recently made some comments regarding Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns and the suspension that is likely going to incur which would keep him out for an entire season, due to his failing of a urinalysis test several weeks ago after he had a couple of beers and failed the test. He had a DWI earlier this year and it has resulted in his being tested more regularly by the league under threats of a lengthy suspension if he is caught.
Charles Barkley decided to weigh in on the situation and told the media that Josh Gordon is going to die if he doesn’t change his life around. A lot of people responded on the airways about Gordon, so he took the time to type up a lengthy response which was truly poetic and incredibly insightful into his life. He thanked Barkley and then stated that he cannot make these statements because he doesn’t even know him. Josh Gordon grew up in the hood where guns and drugs were an everyday thing and he paints a very different picture about how he has been incredibly successful because he has escaped that.
He went on to say he does have a checkered past, but that alcohol and marijuana are simply something that he has had a relationship with due to his tough upbringings, but that things are different now and he doesn’t really have a problem. He backed it up with drug test proof and his low blood alcohol content at the time of his arrest, which was 0.09.