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Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge celebrates after a touchdown pass against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., in the Vols' 52-50 win in 2007. Ainge's bandaged finger is clearly visible on his throwing hand. Ainge said in an ESPN interview published Tuesday, March 29, 2011, that he escalated his drug use after the injury, becoming addicted to the painkillers he took for it, sometimes as many as 25 at a time.
College football's Good Ship Lollipop is taking some devastating blows.
In a riveting interview with ESPN New York writer Rich Cimini, former Tennessee quarterback
Erik Ainge openly admitted he is a longtime drug addict.
"I would've made Charlie Sheen look like Miss Daisy,'' Ainge told Cimini.
Heroin, cocaine, alcohol, prescription pain pills, Ainge said he used them all.
Continue reading at The Tennessean.