Posted: 2/4/2012 10:50:51 AM
Hamilton acknowledged that he had a "moment of weakness" at two Dallas
bar/restaurants Monday night because of a "personal reason with a family
member." He apologized to his family, fans and the team during a
12-minute news conference at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Friday,
when he spoke without a script and did not take questions.
"You guys all know how hard I play on the field and I give it everything
I absolutely have," said Hamilton, who expressed appreciation for the
Rangers continuing to support him. "When I don't do that off the field, I
leave myself open for a weak moment. I had a weak moment on Monday
night in Dallas."
Hamilton added: "It was just wrong. That's all it comes down to. I
needed to be at a different place. I needed to be responsible. I was not
responsible. Those actions of mine have hurt a lot of people I'm very