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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Brewers’ Jeremy Jeffress talks about epilepsy, rehab realizations and his dog

SN: Was there a specific moment that you’re like, OK, I’ve gotta fix this? Or was it a gradual maturation process?

JEFFRESS: I think it was gradual. But there have been times you just open your eyes. Open your eyes, for real. People are trying to help you and you’re just steady going backwards. Sooner or later they’re going to stop. Coming up through the minor leagues, I’ve been to two rehabs. When I went over to Texas, I went through one rehab, and those moments … I was there with lawyers, judges in one rehab. I’m talking about professional people, you know? They had money, had their lives taken care of, but they’re still dealing with depression or pills or crazy drugs. They’re way older than me? You know, I could still be a successful guy in my sport, but as a human being, how am I going to be? I’m sitting across the room looking at these people, these judges and lawyers, and I don’t want to be like that. So every time I went into a rehab place, it opened my eyes, looking at someone else across the room dealing with the same thing, still in that point in their life. And I didn’t want to be like that.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 18, 2019 at 04:57 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rennie's Tenet Posted: April 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM (#5833388)
From the article:

Some days, you know, guys want to enjoy themselves, guys want to enjoy their life. And so I kind of use him as, you know, you can't go anywhere.


I adopted a crazy German shepherd six years ago. He's gotten me out of almost every social event since.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 18, 2019 at 06:07 PM (#5833390)
I adopted a crazy German shepherd six years ago. He's gotten me out of almost every social event since.
This is even better if you're not talking about a dog.
   3. Dock Ellis Posted: April 18, 2019 at 08:11 PM (#5833402)
Good for Jeffress.

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