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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:16 PM
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"Hamilton admits to relapse with alcohol" **Warning - Graphic Picture**
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton once again addressed his troubled history with alcohol abuse, after a Web site published photos of him cavorting with several scantily clad women in a bar last January.

Hamilton created headlines last season with his inspired comeback from the depths of alcoholism and drug abuse to lead the major leagues in RBIs and nearly win the Home Run Derby.

The All-Star stood at his locker at Angel Stadium a couple hours before game time Saturday and told about a dozen reporters how much he regretted what happened at a bar in Tempe, Ariz. Prior to this latest episode, Hamilton said he hadnt drank since Oct. 6, 2005.

I always knew there would be a chance it would come out, said Hamilton, who has three daughters. I believe I got to the point where if you have alcohol in your system, your inhibitions go out the window. The details dont matterwhat kind of drink it was. It just put me in a bad situation.



No, this isn't a picture of The Certain Poster.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:47 PM
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1. Check out these
I'm glad this guy was having a good time, but Hamilton was going around the country doing interviews , like on ESPN, claiming he was clean and sober, thanks to God or some other such nonsense, well after these pictures were taken.. must be a Republican.



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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:34 PM
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2. If the goal is to keep people from wanting to drink to excess
These photos FAIL SPECTACULARLY.
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:41 PM
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3. His tattoos are terrible
I just find that so unappealing.


But, I don't understand what the big deal is. He didn't break any laws (taste excluded). There is no evidence of drinking and driving. This should have just been between him and his wife and really no-one else. Who released the photos?? Who took the photos???
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 07:22 PM
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6. His recovery from addiction was the main story at last year's All-Star Game.
And he hit a record 28 homers in the 1st round of the Home Run Derby.

Just shows you that there are no heroes anymore.
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 10:55 AM
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10. I remember that
I just don't understand why a personal story (even if he is a hypocrite) is even being brought up. I believe in privacy, anyone's privacy. If his wife accepts it, then that should have been the end of the story.
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 09:24 PM
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7. Hypocrisy
Edited on Sun Aug-09-09 09:24 PM by erpowers
I think most people agree with you in most cases. However, I think some people think it is a different story when you go around claiming things that may not be true. I do not think the people who put out the pictures did it just because he was doing something some people may not like. I think the reasoning was the fact that Hamilton was not truthful about his actions. There are a number of guys that do things like this and pictures do not get published about them. I think there are just some people who feel these guys should be truthful about there actions. If you go out, drink and have fun with women either say you do or just do not talk about how you would not do such things.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 10:19 PM
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11. Relapse is apart of recovery
Nearly everyone who is trying to quit relapses once or twice or more times. Ask anyone at AA and most will tell you that they have relapsed in the process of their recovery. He very well have been telling the truth then later had a relapse. Totally possible as trying to quit is extremely difficult. I can't remember the last time I did have a drink as I don't count the days but I've relapsed a few times since quitting. No one is perfect and even someone like Josh Hamilton is not immune from relapses.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 10:31 PM
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12. Is going around lying about it
on national TV part of recovery too? This guy's a big phony, he's even wrote a book about how perfect he is, how tight he is with God and all that Republican sounding crap..when actually he's nothing but a hypocrite.

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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 12:04 AM
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13. He could be telling the truth that he was clean and sober
and this happened. I don't really know when the photos were taken in regards to what he said and when did he said it but he has no obligation to be honest to me or any baseball fan out there. He said immediately after it happened he called his wife, the Rangers, and the MLB and I have yet to be told by either of those 3 that he is lying that he did call them afterwards.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 05:08 PM
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4. Is this why he's having such a bad year?
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:57 PM
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5. How sad for his wife and family
This must be devastating.
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 09:26 PM
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8. Maybe Not
I think some of these wives know what there husbands are doing. They just do not discuss what is happening.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 01:25 AM
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9. Isn't this what NBA players do every night?
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