After a relapse involving cocaine and alcohol, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to receive a lengthy suspension…
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has been discovered to have relapsed on cocaine and alcohol, and he is facing severe disciplinary action for drug use.
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Hamilton is expected to be suspended for at least 25 games this season, but it will not be for a full season. He is being viewed as a first-time offender since Hamilton’s previous drug use was in the minor leagues.
The Angels outfielder won an MVP award in 2010 with the Texas Rangers while helping lead them to the World Series, but his play has dropped off significantly since signing a $125 million contract with the Angels.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is reportedly considering Hamilton’s struggles in staying sober away from the baseball field when thinking about the length of his suspension.
Hamilton has been able to stay sober for the past nine years before suffering his relapse, so this will likely be considered as well.
FOX Sports reported on Hamilton’s expected disciplinary action on Twitter.
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