Lee vows to be ‘sober’ following NSAC suspension
Kevin Lee vows to be “sober and connected to God” after NSAC suspension
Hours after the news broke that Kevin Lee would be temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Sports Committee, he took to Instagram to swear a change in his life.
The video, accompanied by a lengthy emotional statement, shows Lee throwing his medicine in the sink. He had previously admitted that he had been prescribed Adderall for the treatment of ADHD. He says that the appropriate documents were not submitted before his fight with Daniel Rodriguez and he tried above the allowed limit.
“I will speak only as a man, not as a fighter at this time,” he wrote. “I’m ashamed of the last few weeks since I knew this news was coming out. I always knew that my brain was functioning differently from other people and I was trying to hide my whole life. Before I started taking medication, I spent a lot of time drunk. I was scared knowing that people would know exactly what was happening to me. But from now on, fuck it all. I am not ashamed and I do not hide behind a diagnosis and pills or alcohol or any of them anymore. I have not drunk for about a month (which is a lot for me outside of camping) and no other recipes. Not that I think it is wrong or harmful, but this next stage of healing I must be sober and connected with God. “Making a post makes me accountable, if there is a person out there like me, I’m with you.”
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Lee also apologized to fans on his Instagram account in a separate post.
“It was never my intention to gain a sporting advantage,” he wrote. “It was an attempt to overcome the serious anxiety from which I suffer silently every day. I am actively working with the Nevada Sports Committee and look forward to reaching an agreement on a sanction. I will use this time to heal and come back stronger. Sorry for the lack of professionalism that led to this frustration, I will be back. “
The duration of Lee’s suspension will be discussed and decided at the committee meeting on November 17.
Lee has lost five of his last seven fights in two weight classes.
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