So Ricky Nixon stands down as a player manager and checks into rehab to deal with personal problems.
Seems to me that going to rehab is now the social equivalent of declaring bankruptcy. It's just a massive copout so that people can't come after you because you've got 'problems'.
Edit: Should clarify that I don't think going to rehab is a copout, just the way it is used by some people in the spotlight.
'Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, 'farewell! Every happiness and prosperity! If, in the progress of revolving years, I could persuade myself that my blighted destiny had been a warning to you, I should feel that I had not occupied another man's place in existence altogether in vain.
- Wilkins Micawber