Q: You have your own history of illegal drug use, complete with cocaine binges and time in jail.
A: I wasn’t a criminal. That’s what saddened me. Not being a criminal and going to jail because you have a substance-abuse problem is really sad. It’s sad that the system doesn’t see that as the real issue.
April 6, 2009
There's a Q & A with former baseball player Darryl Strawberry in the New York Times today. He could've been a contender. Actually, for more than a few years he was, playing half a glorious career before crashing and burning on cocaine.
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