Former Athlete, News Anchor, Admits To Addictions

A North Carolina man who once earned the spotlight because of his talent on the basketball court and behind the microphone now admits that he is a drug addict caught in a spiral of self-destruction.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Jon Robinson wanted to tell his story because he doesn't want to be a fraud anymore.

He is a cocaine and heroin addict who describes himself as "skid row."

The 49-year-old Robinson is jobless. With his home in foreclosure, he expects to move into a homeless shelter.

Before his fall, Robinson was a high school basketball standout who played college ball at the University of Maryland.

He was also a local morning radio host, a television news anchor and public address announcer for the Carolina Panthers from opening day.


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  • by Barbara Location: Beulaville on Dec 21, 2009 at 08:09 AM
    Don't fret Robinson. There are many more that just haven't come out of the closet yet. You would probably be shocked to know who else out there has a drug addiction. SOMEONE IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE.
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