Report: CC Sabathia already present at Connecticut rehab facility
CC Sabathia reportedly was spotted at Silver Hill Hospital, a costly and celebrity friendly rehab facility in New Canaan, Conn., per an eyewitness account by a fellow patient.
“I saw him walking in here this morning,” the patient told the New York Daily News. “He looked kind of sad. He’s a big guy. I know he probably doesn’t want to be here, but I think that he did a brave thing.”
The New York Yankees pitcher apparently was seen on the grounds of the 42-acre facility hours before his teammates took the field at Yankee Stadium for its AL Wild Card game, which the Yankees ultimately lost 3-0 to the upstart Houston Astros.
Silver Hill Hospital has a long history of treating celebrities with chemical dependency problems. Some of the facility’s patients include Michael Jackson, Nick Nolte, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Liza Minnelli and Truman Capote, the Daily News notes.
The 28-day inpatient program costs a reported $37,100 and requires an $12,000 deposit, amounts the pitcher obviously will have no trouble paying.
Sabathia made the surprising announcement he would be leaving the team to seek treatment for alcohol abuse on Monday, arguably sending shockwaves through the Yankees clubhouse a day prior to the team’s postseason appearance. Reports indicated a “weekend-long bender” in Baltimore ultimately inspired Sabathia to seek treatment and subsequent reporting alleged that the pitcher was spotted drinking in the clubhouse while the Yankees waited out a rain delay in a game Friday that was eventually postponed.
Sabathia reportedly was “walking unsteadily” in the clubhouse and after trying to share a cup that contained an unspecified brown liquid with a teammate, another Yankees player put him in a cab.
When asked about those allegations, Girardi refused to comment.
“I can’t speak to it,” he said. “I didn’t see it.”
How everything ultimately plays out for Sabathia remains to be seen, but given he’s apparently already enrolled at the rehab facility, it seems he’s taking his issues with alcohol seriously.