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Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon
Hamilton Explains His 'Weak Moment'
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton who has has previous issues with drugs and alcohol spoke with the media today to explain his alcoholic relapse this past Monday. Hamilton was spotted drinking at a local restaurant which for some would not be a big problem. However, with Hamilton, who was suspended for 3 years when he played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, it's a sad moment.
Hamilton did not take any media questions but explained in his statement that it for him was "a weak moment in his life." He further indicated that these moments only take place when he isn't on the ball field and he wanted to come out and apologize to his family, teammates, and all concerned for his well-being. Hamilton indicated that his Texas Rangers teammates and support staff are fully behind him and understand the situation. He further added that no drugs were involved and that he has taken two drug tests since Monday to support that fact.
It's unfortunate that Hamilton struggles with these type of addictions as do many people around the world but I'm sure it took a lot to come out publicly and apologize. Hamilton asked for privacy for his family and reiterated that he will be fine seeking answers from the lord and his doctors.
Hamilton is in a contract signing year with the Rangers and it is unclear if this may or may not have any impact on his career.
During his announcement, Hamilton appeared to by sympathetic and ashamed of his actions. Fans hope that Hamilton can recover quickly and bounce back into the leading role he plays for young people and Rangers fans worldwide.
Hamilton has had various life-changing moments in his life including an accidental death by a fan who reached over the outfield wall to catch a ball that Hamilton threw in the stands as a souvenir but fell to his death when he lost his balance.
Good Luck Josh, we're all praying for you.