Did someone just force an accusation of comparing drug addiction to rape and murder that wasn't there?
When you compare things you take example 1 and example 2 and point out similarities and differences.
What I did was speculate that if if Josh Hamilton had even more trouble in his past that our twisted society would somehow deem his story 'even better' and he would become even more popular.
This made me LOL, you think we would be happy if he was a murder or rapist? Because regardless of what you meant that is what you did. Pointing out similarities of two things is pretty much like saying they are the same when they are not. Even hardcore drug dealers and murders think rapist are sick people,
You say he is more popular because he overcame his addiction? Well he is, because I'm quite sure that 95% of us on here and that follow sports personally know of at least 1 person who has feel victim to the addiction. Some of us know more 1 and have someone very close to us who has went through it. So when we see someone like Hamilton go through it and come out to be one of the best players in baseball we all get this ray of hope that our friend, family member, or loved one will be able to kick the habit and still make something of themselves.