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Former DE admits to using heroin, cocaine

Updated: September 29, 2004, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some Carolina Panthers knew that former defensive end Jason Peter was abusing drugs while in the NFL. They just didn't know the extent of his problem.

Peter, a former first-round pick who played for Carolina from 1998-2001, discussed his drug use in a feature running this month on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

What started as an addiction with painkillers led Peter into the use of crack cocaine, heroin and eventually the mixture of both drugs at once.

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