posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 01:25 AM
"If I had been an alcoholic or a drug addict, baseball would have suspended me for six weeks and paid for my rehabilitation," he writes. "The
distinction between drugs, booze and gambling told me that baseball was interested in punishment, not treatment.
Gambling is a sickness for some, obviously for anyone that doesn't need the money, and by definition will lose everything if caught. He's a textbook
But still he lied. I don't think he'll ever be allowed in the Hall of Fame, but I do sympathize. I also wonder what inspired him to finally come
clean. Some combination of watching the results of both tacts on denial ala Clinton and Limbaugh no doubt.