Oscar De La Hoya is the latest pro athlete to come clean about his past. No longer the golden boy of boxing, he’s being honest about his road to recovery. The legend opened up to Univision saying,
“There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol. Cocaine was recent. The last 2 years, last 2-and-a-half years and I depended more on the alcohol than the cocaine. We are obviously not talking Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful.”
So far he’s been clean for three months and is continuing his treatment on his way to being a clean, healthy member of society. He has even joined Alcoholics Anonymous.
It’s sad to see another “idol” fall. But he has proven again that even a bad@ss boxer is human and makes horrible mistakes. In fact, I think that the stars take the biggest falls since they are placed on such a high pedestal. It’s a tough life in a lot of ways.
We wish him well in his recovery and hope that from here on out, he will lead a healthy, clean lifestyle.