CC Sabathia Inspired Me to Seek Help for Alcohol Addiction, Says Steve Sarkisian


By Justin Tasch & Mike Mazzeo

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Former USC and University of Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said CC Sabathia inspired him to receive help with his addiction to alcohol. Sabathia announced right before the 2015 MLB postseason he was entering a rehab facility to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.

“I was actually at home on a Sunday night and I was watching SportsCenter, and Scott Van Pelt was doing his editorial,” Sarkisian, currently the Falcons offensive coordinator, said according to ESPN. “That night was when CC Sabathia had decided to go to treatment before the Major League Baseball playoffs. I thought to myself, ‘Whoa, here’s somebody who is like me, who is in a very high profile position in sports — ace pitcher of the New York Yankees — and was being relatively commended or almost celebrated for going to do what he did…click here to continue reading