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OnTheWarpath58
01-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Wow...

I'm sure I'm well behind the curve on this story, especially considering he played for Nebraska - but if you haven't heard the story of Jason Peter, you really need to read this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Hero-Underground-Memoir-Jason-Peter/dp/031237576X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231536124&sr=8-1

I remember his time at Nebraska, playing next to Grant Wistrom and with the Blackshirts defense, but I had no idea that he went through the issues he went through, during and after his time in the NFL.

What started as a painkiller addiction turned to:

80 pain pills a DAY.

A suicide attempt that included 60 pain pills, 20 Ambien and a bottle of Grey Goose - all taken in a half hour.

A cocaine habit so serious the blood vessels in his nose were swollen to the point of blocking his nostrils.

Several BUNDLES of heroin a day. There are many packets of heroin that make up a bundle.

Freebasing cocaine. Lining up 6, 7, 8 crack pipes and hitting them one right after the other.

Before the 5th or 6th time he was to enter rehab, he spent $30K on a private jet, bought TEN eight-balls of cocaine, SEVEN bundles of heroin, and TWO high priced hookers for the flight from NY to California - a final party.

How this guy managed to live this way is mind-blowing.

The way he came to grips with his addiction and turned his life around is amazing.

Here are a couple of Real Sports segments he did while in his final year in rehab:

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Bugeater
01-09-2009, 02:45 PM
He was on the Jim Rome show a couple years ago talking about his painkiller addiction, but I don't recall anything about cocaine, crack and heroin. Apparently he was saving the really ****ed up shit for his book.

Sure-Oz
01-09-2009, 03:01 PM
How the hell is he still alive

Mr. Flopnuts
01-09-2009, 03:15 PM
He has crazy eyes. He's gonna have to live with that for the rest of his life too. Hopefully he can make a career out of coaching, because that's the only place those crazy eyes are going to be beneficial for him.


Crazy eyes.

Brock
01-09-2009, 03:17 PM
he looks like an axe murderer.

Jerm
01-09-2009, 03:17 PM
Wow, that's crazy...can't believe he survived all that.

Just nuts.

Mark M
01-09-2009, 03:18 PM
And to think that I feel like an addict for taking my pain pills as prescribed and as needed for me to even freakin' move.

But 60 a DAY? Dear sweet lord ...

MM
~~:eek:

OnTheWarpath58
01-09-2009, 03:43 PM
He has crazy eyes. He's gonna have to live with that for the rest of his life too. Hopefully he can make a career out of coaching, because that's the only place those crazy eyes are going to be beneficial for him.


Crazy eyes.

Hell, after ingesting the drugs he has, I'm shocked that a) he's still alive, and b) he's not at least a fucking vegetable.

My post is just the tip of the iceberg. The book is like a Hunter S. Thompson read. Dude writes with a biting style, and amazingly honest.

Mr. Flopnuts
01-09-2009, 04:41 PM
Hell, after ingesting the drugs he has, I'm shocked that a) he's still alive, and b) he's not at least a fucking vegetable.

My post is just the tip of the iceberg. The book is like a Hunter S. Thompson read. Dude writes with a biting style, and amazingly honest.

I'm gonna pick it up. I haven't been anywhere near there, but I've faced my fair share of demons. I'm sure it'll be a good read. Thanks for the tip.

OnTheWarpath58
01-09-2009, 04:43 PM
I'm gonna pick it up. I haven't been anywhere near there, but I've faced my fair share of demons. I'm sure it'll be a good read. Thanks for the tip.

I'll warn you, there's not that much football in at. Maybe a 1/4 of the book, total.

But it is an outstanding read. I couldn't put it down. Pissed off the wife last night when I was still reading at 1:30am.

Rain Man
01-09-2009, 05:34 PM
I will never understand this kind of stuff.

Fruit Ninja
01-09-2009, 06:16 PM
I will never understand this kind of stuff.

ITs scary. That shit runs in my family. I am so scared to even take any medication at all. I dont want to end up like that. If i get stick i wont even take ****ing Tylenol unless i really really h ave too. I try to not use any kind at all.

I have seen people ruin their lives on drugs. Its pretty freaking crazy what they can do.

One of my best friends growing up is a drug addict. He was for years. I tried to help him, but he would always end up going back. After he stole a few bucks off me. i told him and his family i cant do it anymore, he's on his own. I could have beat his ass, but it wouldnt have did a damned thing. I just said to his family, i tried, he's on his own now. I don't mind helping people, but when they start to bring you donw with them and they dont really wan tot be helped, there isn't much you can do.

Though, last i heard, he's into god now and has been for a few years. So hopefully he's done because he has burned just about every damned bridge he had with people.

Mecca
01-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Drugs is like anything else I guess, some people become easily addicted the addictive personality types and other people can do them put them down and never do them again, you just have to be aware of which type you are before you go doing shit.

eazyb81
01-10-2009, 08:42 PM
I will never understand this kind of stuff.

You will never understand doing drugs to such a ridiculous level, or just doing drugs in general?

The latter is pretty easy to understand: they make you feel good and they're exciting. Messing around with them a few times can easily lead to relying on them and getting addicted; as the commercials say, no one sets out to be a junkie.

alanm
01-10-2009, 09:56 PM
He has crazy eyes. He's gonna have to live with that for the rest of his life too. Hopefully he can make a career out of coaching, because that's the only place those crazy eyes are going to be beneficial for him.


Crazy eyes.He has a radio show in Omaha in the afternoon on the espn affiliate there. Been doing it a couple of years now.

Bugeater
01-10-2009, 10:34 PM
Drugs is like anything else I guess, some people become easily addicted the addictive personality types and other people can do them put them down and never do them again, you just have to be aware of which type you are before you go doing shit.
Exactly. I know people who party their asses off for a weekend once a month, but can put them down afterward and have a normal life. I also know people who have completely thrown their lives away with drugs. It's all about who is in control, you, or the drugs.