TMZ is reporting that Oscar de la Hoya has checked into a rehabilitation facility for a substance abuse problem:
We're told De La Hoya is seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem and checked into a California-area facility within the last few weeks.
De La Hoya has posted a flurry of very introspective tweets in the past few days, including, "Take a deep breathe and let out all that anger that makes you hate. it really is going to be o.k." and "Stop finding excuses not to live. life is controlled by what you make of it and not of what it makes of you."
Now, a couple of things:
- Oscar has not been present at the Hopkins vs Pascal stuff, with Richard Schaefer representing Golden Boy.
- Oscar's Twitter account is always full of stuff like that. That's not new.
- Oscar's account is still active, though that could easily just be someone else posting on it.
Now, as far as I'm concerned, this is seriously still just a rumor until Oscar or a Golden Boy rep confirms it. But it's out there.