If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred time. Jon Singleton will haunt the dreams of Phillies fans for years. He’s the one that got away, traded to the Astros as part of the ridiculous package that netted the Phillies Hunter Pence. What’s haunting Jonathan Singleton is his addiction to marijuana.
Singleton was suspended 50 games for tripping up once before, but admitted to the Associated Press that he has struggled with curbing his appetite for the banned drug.
He told the AP:
“At this point it’s pretty evident to me that I’m a drug addict. 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. So I have to work against that.”
No matter your thoughts on the legislation of weed in America, it’s pretty impressive that Singleton is stepping forward to admit his problem. He’ll have to fight through it if he wants what every minor leaguer wants; a shot at the bigs. Singleton is close, very close. To haunting Phillies fans for a long time.