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Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:33 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2012 2:35 pm
 
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 spoke for a bit over 10 minutes in a press conference and came clean.

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Comments

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:17 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

Who cares? let him live his own life!




Since: Nov 9, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:55 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

He probably was slammin some Johnnie Walker "Cardinal" Red



Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:57 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

What a non-story, homeboy is fine.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:42 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

It would seem that bigbangtheory17 has dipped into the sauce himself from time to time, not exluding while he was typing in his comments.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:42 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

It would seem that bigbangtheory17 has dipped into the sauce himself from time to time, not exluding while he was typing in his comments.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:42 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

It would seem that bigbangtheory17 has dipped into the sauce himself from time to time, not exluding while he was typing in his comments.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:37 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

Bigbangtheory, it sounds like you have hit the sauce yourself from time to time, not excluding while typing in your idiotic comments.



Since: May 24, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:19 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

Alcohol is just a trigger for him that leads to worse more serious things.Iwish him luck with his problem.



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:55 am
 

Reports: Josh Hamilton relapsed, drank alcohol

I'd love to be a pro athlete, but would hate for the entire world to know my personal problems.  He's got a major weakness, and I hope he finds his way through it.  Even though it's sad to hear about a relapse, it's nice to hear it wasn't cocaine.  


bigbangtheory17
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 1:31 am
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