Trey Radel Will Take Leave of Absence, Donate Salary After Pleading Guilty to Cocaine Possession

Trey Radel Will Take Leave of Absence, Donate Salary After Pleading Guilty to Cocaine PossessionImage via News Times

Last night, congressman Trey Radel (R-Fla.) announced that he will take a leave of absence for an unspecified amount of time, in addition to donating his salary. Yesterday, the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to cocaine possession after being arrested in D.C. last month. 

"I have no excuse for what I have done. I have let down our country," Radel said during a press conference, adding that he "grew up with a mom who struggled with alcoholism." A remorseful Radel said that he didn't want his son to "struggle with [the same issue]." 

Radel was sentenced to a year of supervised probation and, as part of a plea deal, will enter an inpatient drug treatment program in Florida. Now that he's had his Entourage season 7 finale come-to-Jesus moment, Radel's road to recovery can begin—with Eminem's Recovery in heavy rotation for the self-proclaimed "Hip Hop Conservative."

[via CNN]

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