Originally written July 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
If anyone knows exactly how drugs can derail a promising basketball career, it’s Chris Herren. The Fall River, Mass., native struggled with drug abuse throughout his collegiate and professional career, with addiction forcing him out of the NBA and eventually into a rehab facility. Now clean and sober, Herren has become a motivational speaker, dedicating his life to keeping young people away from the world of drugs that nearly swallowed him. One of those young people he tried to help was Marshall Henderson. Herren reached out to the polarizing Ole Miss guard six weeks ago, according to ESPN’s Andy Katz, but he never heard back. Then, on Wednesday, Henderson was suspended from the team indefinitely, reportedly for failing a drug test. The suspension was the latest incident in a long history of negative attention for Henderson, who made tumultuous stops at Utah, Texas Tech and South Plains Junior College and spent 25 days in jail on a drug charge before coming to Ole Miss as a junior l...
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