jimmythegreek Posts:10329 Followers:375
On 02/03/2012 01:37 PM in MLB

JOSH HAMILTON HAS DRINKING RELAPSE

By Matt Snyder

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has a past that isn't a secret to any baseball fan. He battled drug and alcohol addiction for years and then came back from them to become one of baseball's most recognizable stars.

Unfortunately, according to the Dallas Morning News, Hamilton relapsed and drank alcohol this week in the Dallas area. If the initial report wasn't enough, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is also reporting the relapse.

Also, the Rangers have released this statement: "We are aware of a situation, but we don't have further comment at this time."

Hamilton is without an "accountability coach" at present. This isn't the first time he's relapsed, either. Back in 2009, he drank in excess and some photos of him surfaced on Deadspin.com. Hamilton would say, at the time:

"It just crossed my mind that night, 'Can I have a drink?' Obviously I can't and this reinforces that. Since that night, I have not had another thought like that. I know it's something I shouldn't do because it leads to other things." (Dallasnews.com)

Hamilton is a free agent after the 2012 season.

UPDATE: Katie Hamilton, Josh's wife, has posted the following message on Twitter:

“Truly appreciate all the encouraging & supportive tweets we've been getting. God is Faithful and forgives- so thankful that you all are showing us such love and encouragement during this time.”

UPDATE II: Hamilton has scheduled a press conference at 1 p.m. CT Friday.

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mojo822 Posts:583 Followers:6
02/03/2012 02:24 PM

He's going to battle this for the rest of his life

deadphish Posts:737 Followers:3
02/03/2012 03:05 PM

is it so bad if he just had a few drinks? as long as he is not getting sloshed most nights of the week, i dont see it as an issue...even if he has prior substance abuse.

jimmythegreek Posts:10329 Followers:375
02/03/2012 03:55 PM

A few leads to many, and this is a lot more than just a night on the town having a couple. Mojo put it as precise as you could interpret it.

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aakj Posts:2448 Followers:15
02/07/2012 11:09 AM

hope this just one relapse, he is one of the best power hitters in the game and have the avg too