Josh Gordon has been through a lot during his NFL career, but former wide receiver Cris Carter understands his battle.

Carter, now a host on FOX Sports 1’s “First Things First,” will be 29 years sober Sept. 21. He battled addiction during his playing career, similar to what the New England Patriots wideout is going through right now. Because of this, Carter is pulling for Gordon as hard as he possibly can.

“Anyone who knows me, knows my history,” Carter said. “Sept. 21 will be 29 years since I’ve had a drink. … If Josh Gordon’s healthy, this is the Super Bowl champ right here. I’m pulling for him because the league doesn’t have any good stories. … I can’t pull for a person more than the way I pull for Josh.”

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Time will tell how Gordon’s season goes following his reinstatement, but this was a nice statement from Carter.

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