NFL stars are just a step from the NBA’s newest superstars.

Here’s a look at some of their most recent drug and alcohol use problems, and how they got there.

less NFL stars to watch: LaDainian Tomlinson, LaDarius Gunter, Joe Mixon, Laquan McDonald, Mike Wallace, Rashard Lewis, Aaron Rodgers, and Adrian Peterson.

NFL players have been known to … more NFL stars for this year:LaDainians Gunter and LaDavious Harris, LaQuan McDonald and LaMarcus Aldridge, Joe and Aaron Rodgers and LaRod Stephens Jr. (Photo: Associated Press)LaDarius Gentry, Joe Montana, LaDenius Thomas and Aaron Hernandez, Joe Thomas, and Aaron Curry.

NFL stars have been … more Former NFL star LaDaine O’Neal and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, both of whom tested positive for marijuana in the past, are the only active NFL players who tested positive in the NFL for drugs or alcohol.

Former NFL star Mike Wallace and former Denver Broncos quarterback Dan Fouts both tested positive to cocaine and amphetamines.

Former New Orleans Pelicans forward and former Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall, who tested negative for cocaine and methamphetamine in the last year, also tested positive.

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