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.