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Jets legend Joe Namath admits drinking would’ve been the end of him

During his NFL career, mostly with the New York Jets, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath was one of the league’s most prominent players during his era.

In the years that have passed since then, his issues with alcohol have become quite public. This is something that he recently shed light on stating that his addiction has made a huge negative impact on his life, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.

“Every now and then Slick whispers, but having a name for him makes me listen to him differently. And, health-wise, I’d probably be dead by now if I hadn’t stopped drinking,” Namath says in the book, “All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.”

It has been a constant battle for the Jets legend that has had some notable lows. One of which was his interview with ESPN’s Suzy Kolber during which he told her that he wanted to kiss her on live television. This is a moment that he called a turning point in his life.

The fact that Namath has chosen to write a book about his personal struggles shows some growth and positive moments forward in his life. He is one of the most beloved players in NFL history that had much notoriety throughout his career that included guaranteeing the New York Jets would win Super Bowl III over the Baltimore Colts.

Beyond all that, the 75-year-old has taken strides forward in his personal life that he is revisiting in his autobiography that details plenty of hurdles that he has had to overcome over the years.

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