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Bill Worrell: recovering alcoholic?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by 523744, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. 523744

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    While talking about Ty Lawson, did anyone else catch Worrell mention that he is a recovering alcoholic for the past 24 years? I don't remember ever hearing this before, and could not find anything online about it either.

    If so, I find it interesting that he was able to keep that under wraps for so long being in the local spotlight. Especially with Rudy T's issues well documented.
     
  2. waytookrzy079

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    I heard it too.. switched over to while watching the Astros game. May have misspoken
     
  3. RKREBORN

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    Premature ejaculatory?
     
  4. BigggReddd

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    Same, pretty cool of him to say that on tv, shows Ty has a lot of people in his corner.
     
  5. KlutchQT

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    I thought it was really cool of him to be so transparent.
     
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    In fairness, the teams Houston fielded 25 years ago would have driven most to drink.
     
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    Why is this so cool and so great?

    If anything, it's pitiful.
     
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    What's pitiful? That's he's a recovering alcoholic or that no one knew for 25 years?
     
  9. Jake Tower

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    So is Rudy T, right?
     
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    He did say it and why be ashamed of it, he's doing well in his life and good on him.
     
  11. Batman Jones

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    "Alcoholism is a disease but it is the only disease you can get yelled at for having." - Mitch Hedberg
     
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    Everybody has troubles in their lives that they have to overcome.

    It's cool that he's open about it.
     
  13. KlutchQT

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    Exactly what is pitiful about overcoming alcoholism?
     
  14. Richie_Rich

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    RIP Mitch . . . his one-liners were glorious.

    Mad respect to Bill Worrell, too.
     
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    Were we running Buck johnson out there 25 years ago. If so then yeah I agree
     
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    Man ive seen this guy **** faced in the parking lot of randalls in sugarland.
     
  17. topfive

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    Found this page from Dan Lovett's autobiography:

    https://goo.gl/UYKvra

    Sorry, the site doesn't allow text copying, but Lovett talks about him and Dan Ward getting drunk a lot. Then he says Worrell was the same, but was told at one point that he had to get things under control or look for a new job. Bill stopped drinking and never looked back.
     
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    "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."
     
  19. Roc Paint

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    Nice work Bill
     
  20. Johndoe804

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    This wasn't the first I'd heard about that. I think Bill has mentioned it before. Best commentator in the game.
     

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