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Griffin tried to overcome addiction, past behaviors

Updated: August 23, 2007, 10:39 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Eddie Griffin was going to give it one more shot, channeling all that talent back into a once-lucrative basketball career.

The fights, the arrests and most of all the alcoholism all seemed behind him as he worked his way back into playing shape in Houston this summer.

Many reached out to help him before and failed. Now, he was ready to show them all he could beat his addiction and succeed on his own.

The Minnesota Timberwolves had cut him in March, but maybe he could ...

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