Tag:Ray Lucas
Posted on: March 20, 2011 1:34 pm

A new (hopefully) Ray Lucas is going home

Ray Lucas is documenting his struggle with pain killer addiction (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Former Jets QB Ray Lucas currently is battling an addiction to painkillers, brought on by what he says are his NFL injuries. And he’s chronicling his struggles and his attempt at rehab on his Facebook page.

It’s been an interesting look at what an addict goes through as he tries to clean up his life.

Today, he’s got good news – he’s leaving his rehab facility and going home.

Writes Lucas, who’s about 43 days drug free at this point: “I am going home & I am so excited to see my family. I am a little nervous about being in the place where things happened but it will be ok, I have great support. My focus is being a great husband & father. As part of the PAST peer program Randy will come home with me to help me to transition to local meetings & provide support. The peer program has come full circle.”

If you have a little time today, read his postings, because some are quite interesting.

For example:

From Feb. 17: "A day ago I was packing my s--- & wanted to leave. I can't sleep & the pain is getting to me. The lead Doc talked me down & explained that my brain was in a craving mode & the thoughts of leaving were tied to that.”

From Feb. 27: “Did the first step in group which is led by a therapist & consists of a small group of my peers. I completed the first of the 12 steps. Admitted that I am powerless over my addiction & that my life had become unmanageable. It was hard to bare my soul. It was an emotional experience. Tough to admit you are not in control of it. As an athlete I am competitive & use to being in control. First step .. a big one.”

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Posted on: March 7, 2011 4:24 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2011 4:25 pm

Hot Routes 3.7.11 got your DWI updates right here

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

LaDainian Tomlinson has not talked to the Jets this offseason, but he says he’d be willing to take a reduced role if that’s what the team asked him to do.

Braylon Edwards’ DWI case is adjourned until May. His attorney needs more time to try to get certain bits of evidence excluded. Edwards’ case was already adjourned once in November and again in January. He was arrested in September. The legal system’s absurd leisureliness once again shines brightest on the highest profile cases…

Oh, and Sergio Kindle’s DUI case has also been postponed. (Attorney scheduling conflicts.)

Looks like not everyone would lose money in a lockout (gotta love T-shirt hawks).

The Indianapolis Super Bowl host committee does not believe Super Bowl XLVI is in jeopardy. They think “common sense will prevail”.

Labor strife isn’t getting in the way of cheerleader tryouts for the Ravens.

The Chiefs are putting cornerback Kevin Ross in their Hall of Fame.

Greg Jennings talks about the “team on my back” video that has gone viral.

One person speculates that Charlie Weis left Kansas City because he knew the Chiefs would be slashing salaries in the event of a lockout.

Former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas is making great strides in his recovery from drug addiction.

Raheem Morris and some of his staff will be visiting the Rays’ camp. NFL coaches like to study baseball training camps in order to pick up some new techniques for how to rest players.

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Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Hot Routes 2.18.11: Lots of labor talk

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Marvin Miller, the former head of the MLB Players Association, says the NFL owners are a dangerous bunch who are greedier than the baseball owners with whom he dealt for so many years. Miller also seems to take delight in questioning their intelligence.
  • A U.S. District Court judge will decide next week whether documents pertaining to the NFLPA’s protest of the NFL’s so called lockout insurance money should be unsealed.
  • The Bengals introduce the Who Dey Perspective, the club’s response to what they feel are misconceptions in the community about the organization. Good guy PR man Jack Brennan – one of the best in the business – pens the first edition.
  • Some answers to some questions regarding the labor dispute from a Tulane law professor. Some answers in here that I haven’t seen before.
  • For those of us who yearn for the days of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, there’s a report that the Falcons have determined a new open-air stadium near the current Georgia Dome site is feasible.

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Posted on: February 9, 2011 3:08 pm

Hot Routes 2.9.11 football world carries on

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

Former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas is in rehab for an addiction to painkillers. He’s sharing his experience via Facebook.

America’s most prominent liars (White House party crashers) managed to get into Jerry Jones’ suite during the Super Bowl, only to be promptly escorted out.

Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith have been spending lots of time together at the Niners’ Santa Clara facility. Their relationship is strictly platonic. Or business-related.

A Bill Parcells Hall of Fame debate is understandable. But Drew Bledsoe?

The Ravens will likely be looking for a new backup for Joe Flacco this offseason.  

The Buffalo Bills are getting new uniforms in 2011 (perhaps the old ones weren’t busy enough?). On Wednesday morning, the team devoted its entire homepage to the announcement. (Which is actually an announcement about an announcement, given that the unis won’t be revealed for another few weeks.)

Cornerback Renaldo Hill is reportedly getting a tryout with the Ravens. (What veteran corner HASN’T tried out with the Ravens in the past 12 months?)

Never too early to look ahead to next year – Super Bowl champions included.

Pro Football Weekly doesn’t think the Broncos will bring Kyle Orton back.

The Bucs recently hired two co-defensive coordinators (head coach Raheem Morris calls the shots on defense). One of them, Kevin Millard, received an endorsement from Warren Sapp. The legendary defensive tackle got on the horn with GM Mark Dominik.

Former Raiders linebacker Greg Biekert is now current Raiders linebacker coach Greg Biekert.

The Patriots are losing a few assistants. The guess here is they’ll still be fine.

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