Athletes Battling Substance Abuse

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Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry, 51, made his mark on the New York Mets in 1983, but a hardcore addiction to cocaine and alcohol led Strawberry to be suspended three times. He spent 11 months in prison from 2002-2003 for violating drug policies at a court mandated rehab facility in Tampa.  Strawberry’s legal woes and battle with addiction led him to file for bankruptcy in 2012.

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