Josh Hamilton "Weak Moment" Had An Alcohol-Related Relapse Led To Drinking Incident

Posted: Feb 4, 2012

This Tube NEWS Video Josh Hamilton explains relapse. Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton apologized to family, friends and the Rangers Friday while admitting to a report he lapsed in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by drinking Monday night. I cannot take a break from my recovery, Hamilton said at a news conference in Arlington, Texas. For everybody that I have hurt, for fans, kids, people who have addictions who look up to me, I apologize to you. When you're doing things you don't mean to hurt anybody. I'm sorry it had to be this way. It would have been nice if we were talking about a contract, but we'll put that on the back burner for a while. Hamilton said he had a "weak moment" Monday for "personal reasons" with a family member. He said he had 3-4 drinks at a bar, then called teammate Ian Kinsler. Once I do drink, I can be very deceptive, very sneaky in a lot of ways, he said. Ian did know I had been drinking. SlideShow By: