NEW YORK (AP) -- New Jersey Nets forward Eddie Griffin plans to enter the Betty Ford Center next week for six weeks of alcohol abuse treatment, his lawyer told The New York Times.
``Eddie feels he needs further help with his drinking problem,'' Rusty Hardin said Friday. ``He's very disappointed. But he's thankful for the way the Nets have reacted to his request for further treatment. He realizes these are problems he's created.''
Hardin said Griffin's agent, Arn Tellem, has arranged for the player to fly to Southern California to enter the center Wednesday.