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Report suggests CC Sabathia may have been drinking around clubhouse

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A new report suggests that CC Sabathia surprisingly announced his intention to check into alcohol rehab after the matter came to a “crisis point” over the weekend.

ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reports that after the Yankees’ game with the Orioles was rained out on Friday, Sabathia was seen walking “unsteadily” and failed to respond to greetings from reporters.

Matthews then adds this:

A short time later, an onlooker noticed Sabathia offering a paper cup containing a brown liquid to a teammate who was finishing up a workout, urging the teammate to “take a sip.” The teammate refused, saying he still had some running to do. Sabathia was then ushered out of the building and into a waiting cab by a third teammate.

This coincides with a report from the New York Post, which says Sabathia went on a heavy bender over the weekend, prompting his decision to check into rehab. That report said the Yankees pitcher drank every day last week except for the day he pitched.

This isn’t the first time Sabathia was involved in an off-field matter, either. In August, he was filmed being restrained from a brawl outside a club in Toronto.

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