Rex Chapman has entered a substance abuse treatment program, according to a report.
WDRB in Louisville’s Rick Bozich reports that Chapman, who was a star basketball player in college at Kentucky, began a 28-day program at The Brook Hospital in Louisville on Monday.
Bozich says Chapman has a reliance on suboxone. Suboxone can be used as a pain medication and also can be used by those addicted to opioids like heroin and oxycodone.
Chapman was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 in goods from an Apple store in Arizona and selling the merchandise at a pawn shop. He is facing 9 felony counts for stealing the goods and 5 felony counts for selling them.
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Chapman played 12 seasons in the NBA but never played more than 75 games in a season because of multiple injuries.