According to Thom Abraham of WNSR in Nashville, TN, via ProFootballTalk.com, former Atlanta Falcon head coach Jerry Glanville made a startling revelation about why he traded quarterback Brett Farve to the Green Bay Packers.
The revelation being that Farve’s addiction to alcohol and pain killers was really bad.
“I had to get him out of Atlanta. . . . I could not sober him up,” Glanville said.
Glanville went on to state that the reason Farve sobered up due to the fact he got traded to a place where almost everything was closed.
As we have seen with what has happened with former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf an addiction is really hard to overcome.
Glanville is right what most likely happened with Farve is that he realized he had a problem after he went to some great lengths to get a hold of some alcohol and painkillers in the middle of the night.
In the end, hopefully this will will serve as a motivator for Leaf to clean up his act.