Saturday, August 8, 2009

More On: Josh Hamilton

The Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton wasted no time in responding to the published photos of him cavorting at a bar, calling a press conference to discuss the issue just a few moments ago. The bad news is that Hamilton did relapse back in January and he admits to being drunk in those photos. The good news is that he evidently informed his wife, the Rangers and MLB the day after it took place. He has also not failed any drug tests. While the pictures are unfortunate, this is mostly positive news. It was a relapse, yes, but he had the wherewithal to immediately get in touch with his support system---not conceal the truth. As far as relapses go, this is about the best way it can happen. It was isolated, and he immediately accepted responsibility.


Blogger Spender said...

As a fellow 12-Stepper, I know how hard it is to stay on the path. I commend Josh for his willingness to admit a mistake and do so in a timely manner. I do know how hard it is to admit that you've screwed up but if you are truly committed to getting and staying straight, it feels good to get it off your chest.
I admire him even more for owning up.

August 8, 2009 at 11:28 PM  

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