Josh Hamilton

Update: Josh Hamilton confesses to use of cocaine 4


Update: February 25, 2015 5:05pm PT

Apparently, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports Hamilton confessed to using cocaine a couple months back but had not tested dirty. Personally, I would not call that “worse” than PED’s since I spent the last, oh almost, two hours researching the effects and ultimately both end with death if a user cannot stop using and is completely addicted.  As it turns out Hamilton may not recieve a suspension as a result of his confession. As a first time offender Hamilton will likely enter a treatment program.

Update: February 25, 2015 3:15pm PT Hamilton is reportedly facing a suspension for something “WORSE” than PEDs. What that could be is anybody’s guess at this point!

Original Text: February 25, 2015 2:30pm PT

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder Josh Hamilton is in New York meeting with Major League Baseball officials and may be facing a possible suspension.

Hamilton, who had surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder in early February, was only supposed to be out 8-12 weeks. It was later learned that he will be out until at least May recovering from the surgery.

Hamilton had problems with his shoulder down the strectch in 2014. The pain, from what was later found to be irritation of his acromioclavicular joint, became so bad that it moved into his neck and chest, causing the right fielder to miss 11 straight games.

Josh Hamilton. Getty Images.

Josh Hamilton. Getty Images.

He returned for a game but missed the Angels’ last 23 regular season games and completely choked in the Angels’ American League Division Series loss to the Kansas City Royals, going 0-13.

Now, it appears that Hamilton may be out much longer than May if MLB officials decide to issue him a suspension. General manager Jerry DiPoto has confirmed that Hamilton is in New York but would not provide a reason.

However, the Los Angeles Times has learned from a source that he is there for discipliary reasons and it isn’t necessarily the conclusion that is most often jumped to: performance enhancing drugs. In this case it could be something else. Hamilton has abused recreational drugs and alcohol in the past and currently gets drug tested as part of his contract with the Angels.

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  • Wow. At least he admitted to his mistake. Having a cocaine addiction is tough. I had a lot of friends that ruined or even lost their lives to that drug. I really hope he gets clean and sober.

    • Jen Rainwater

      So do I! I was debating on Twitter whether or not steroids or cocaine was worse. I hope that people didn’t take it as that I took drug addiction lightly. One of my best friends passed bc of a heroine addiction that came on really fast – it gave him an infection in his heart and I got a call from his ex-fiance on night when I was getting out of Bikram Yoga class that I was needed at the hospital because he was brain dead … So I hope Hamilton keeps clean and sober and I think it’s really cool that he confessed prior to being caught. I think it shows initiative that he doesn’t want to be that person – the one who gets so caught up in drugs that they lose their life … in fact I think I am going to write a blog post on it! Thanks as always for the feedback Raul! You’re awesome! I appreciate you taking the time to read my stuff! It means a lot to me! 🙂

      • I enjoy your stuff:) lol I always look forward to reading your thoughts. You’re very bright. We’re the same. Baseball 24/7,12 months a year all day everyday. Sorry about your friend.

        • Jen Rainwater

          Thanks Raul!!