Katie Hamilton says she's forgiven him

DALLAS -- The wife of Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton says she has forgiven him for his pre spring training relapse and urges others to do the same.

A Web site recently published photos of Hamilton cavorting with several scantily clad women in a bar last January. He is recovering from alcoholism and drug abuse.

Katie Hamilton said in comments posted on The Dallas Morning News' Texas Rangers blog that she had forgiven him, and to those who 'just can't forgive' Josh for this one night, she had a question.

"Why is it that I [his wife -- the one whom he hurt the most, by far through this] can forgive him, but you can't?" she wrote. "You can forgive -- if you choose to do so ... I pray that you can and will, in time, forgive him."