Aug 2009 08

Well, so much for Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton being sobered up, after his fight with drug and alcohol addition. The pictures below, released by Deadspin, show Hamilton drinking in an Arizona bar, being awfully friendly with women who aren’t his wife. Hamilton admitted that he was indeed drunk in the photos, contrary to what he has said about his sobriety.

“I’m embarrassed about it. For the Rangers, I’m embarrassed about it. For my wife, my kids,” Hamilton said in Anaheim, Calif., before the Rangers played the Los Angeles Angels. “It’s one of those things that just reinforces about alcohol.

“Unfortunately, it happened. It just reinforces to me that if I’m out there getting ready for a season and taking my focus off the most important thing in my recovery, which is my relationship with Christ, it’s amazing how those things creep back in.”


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