If you follow baseball, you’ve certainly heard the name Jonathan Singleton before as he’s one of the top prospects in the Houston Astros organization (and one of the premier in all of baseball).
You’ve also probably heard that Singleton was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season after his second violation of Minor League Baseball’s drug policy.
He’s hoping that’s all in the past as the 22-year-old hopes to make his Major League debut this season, though it probably won’t be the easiest given the highly touted prospect admitted that he’s addicted to marijuana in a recent interview with ESPN and the AP.
“At this point it’s pretty evident to me that I’m a drug addict,” Singleton told The Associated Press over breakfast on a recent day near the Astros’ camp. “I don’t openly tell everyone that, but it’s pretty apparent to myself.”
“I know that I enjoy smoking weed, I enjoy being high, and I can’t block that out of my mind that I enjoy that,” he said. “So I have to work against that.”
Singleton, determined to make an impact with the Astros this season (and avoid any further suspensions) has stopped smoking marijuana after a month stint at a rehab facility in 2013.
Hopefully this go-around works better than the previous where Singleton fell off the wagon after attempting to stop after his first Minor League suspension.
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