Pitcock ignores call of his addiction

Ex-NFL player rebuilds his life and helps others after giving up video games

Updated: June 29, 2012, 2:46 AM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

If Quinn Pitcock was a recovering drug addict, NFL teams would probably be less wary of him.

If Pitcock was an alcoholic, he wouldn't get strange stares or snickers after sharing his story.

Athletes battling drug and alcohol problems are a common occurrence.

Much less common is a player trying to resume an NFL career while recovering from an addiction to video games.

"I'm somewhat of a pioneer," Pitcock said.

Even though sports has a reputation ...

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