Allen Iverson: Drinking and Gambling His Career and Life Away

March 8th, 2010 by Brian Tuohy Leave a reply »
Allen Iverson has had his fair share of on and off-the-court problems, but what was revealed today is perhaps the most shocking of all.

According to an article written by Stephen A. Smith in the Philadelphia Inquirer , Iverson is a shell of a man today.  His wife Tawanna, who is already separated from him while obtaining custody of their five children, has hired a high-price attorney in order to file for divorce.

What's worse, Iverson is reportedly consumed with both drinking and gambling, two addictions that are tearing his life apart.

Smith wrote: "If numerous NBA sources are telling the truth—and there's no reason to believe they'd do otherwise in a situation of this magnitude—Iverson will either drink himself into oblivion or gamble his life away."

Smith continued to write that Iverson has a "well-known penchant for alcohol" and has been "banished" from both Detroit and Atlantic City casinos.

His fear is that Iverson's downward spiral has no safety net at the bottom.  As he points out, despite earning in excess of $200 million in his career, after taxes, manager/agent fees, and the expected d ...

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