U. S. Senate Democratic candidate Amy McGrath will be in Paducah Monday, August 31, 1:30 pm., at the Port of Paducah located at 300 S. 3rd Street in Paducah, Kentucky. Special guest Rex Chapman, former Kentucky Wildcat and NBA player will be at the news conference with McGrath to discuss plans to improve and expand health care.
Chapman is now an addiction recovery advocate having battled an addiction himself. The duo confirmed plans via twitter tonight. "I'll be in my old stomping ground tomorrow - western KY with my buddy Amy McGrath. Anxious to see old friends and friendly faces," tweeted Chapman. "I'll explain how Mitch McConnell has failed Kentucky on opiods. He was elected my Junior year in high school. I'm no 52. Out of touch..."
The Kentucky Wildcat legend (1986 - 1988) and 12-season NBA player was the first-ever draft pick for the Charlotte Hornets. He also played for the Washington Bullets, the Miami Heat, and the Phoenix Suns.
After several injuries while playing basketball, Chapman was prescribed Oxycontin and thus became his addiction to pills. After Ocycontin was Vicodin. After Vicodin was Suboxone. He hit rock bottom in 2014 after an arrest for shoplifting and selling stolen goods. He checked into rehab and has been clean ever since.
Chapman became a social media sensation after posting a tweet on Twitter in January 2019 of a dolphin leaping out of a wave and body-checking a guy on a paddle board.