Steve Francis Has A Story To Tell In The Players Tribune
Former NBA All-Star Steve Francis has finally spoken out about his history of alcohol and drug use, denying he ever used crack following his playing career but admitting to "drinking heavily."
Francis wrote about his experiences in a story for The Players' Tribune:
I had some dark days, no question. And I know people were asking, “What the hell happened to Steve Francis?” But the hardest part was reading some bullshit on the Internet saying that I was on crack. When I thought about my grandmother reading that, or my kids reading that … that broke my heart. Listen, I sold crack when I was growing up. I’ll own up to that. But never in my life did I ever do crack.
What happened to Steve Francis? I was drinking heavily, is what happened. And that can be just as bad. In the span of a few years I lost basketball, I lost my whole identity, and I lost my stepfather, who committed suicide.