Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/15/11
Former Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been retired since 2004. But Gascoigne admitted on Friday morning in an interview that he used to snort cocaine and drink heavily before his matches, according to Daily Mail. "I was on four bottles of whiskey per day for three months. It took two bottles just to stop the shakes," he said. At undoubtedly one of the lowest points of his career, Gascoigne drank a half dozen brandies before a match, followed by 13 lagers after his team's defeat. "I am an alcoholic. It's not a bad word. I...

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