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Former Division I student-athlete informs Thundering Herd of gambling-related issues

“If someone doesn’t do something about a gambling addiction it will end in prison or suicide,” Lesa Densmore said on Monday at a gathering of Marshall student athletes and coaches during an 1800Gambler event presented by The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia.

The event was to inform those present of the risks that student athletes face when it comes to a gambling addiction.

Densmore, who is a former NCAA Division I Athlete and a recovering gambling addict, said that in the beginning she had no idea that gambling was addictive and has similar effects to a narcotic.