Las Vegas Raiders’ star defensive end Maxx Crosby announced that he has achieved over three years of sobriety.
Crosby’s journey to recovery from addiction has been inspiring to those who follow him, and he recently shared more of his story with Sports Illustrated’s Patrick Andres.
In the interview, Crosby opened up about his battle with alcohol addiction, which led him to seek rehabilitation in 2020.
When asked about the biggest hurdle in his professional career, Crosby responded, “Easily the biggest thing is overcoming addiction. I’ve been sober for over three years now.”
The talented pass-rusher emphasized the importance of recognizing that one is not alone in their struggles, saying, “What hit home for me is that you’re not the only one. I got over myself and just realized I’m not the only person on Earth going through this s—. There’s people going through far worse.”
Beyond his personal triumph over addiction, Crosby also shared a touching detail about his life off the field. He spoke about a chest tattoo he has, which features an image of his young daughter, who is set to turn one in October.
Crosby explained the significance of the tattoo, saying, “It means a lot. I obviously got my daughter on my chest. I’m a very visual person and I like to work for it on a daily basis. I just don’t talk about it. I chase relentlessly.”
As Crosby continues to excel on the football field, coming off a 12.5 sack season in 2022, he also serves as an inspiration to those facing similar challenges in their lives.
Congratulations to Maxx Crosby on this remarkable milestone in his journey towards a healthier and brighter future.