Feb. 4, 2021 – Addiction runs in his family, he said, he said before he knew it, he was following in the footsteps of those he’d watch struggle with their own addictions.

Pete abused alcohol through high school and college.

After graduating from the University of Richmond, which he attended on a football scholarship, he worked in public relations at USA Basketball and then in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers. Seven years later he was on the air, calling NBA Development League games. But the addiction followed him into the first decade of his professional career.

“I worked in the NBA for a while, for eight or nine years abut then it became too much,” Pete said.

“It was the focal point of my life. The next drink was the only thing on my mind.”

With his life falling apart, Pete entered rehab.


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