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          Ex-Major League Baseball Player Now Facing Major Problems

          August 23, 2016

          Richie Lewis was a three-time All-American, hall of fame college pitcher, who became one of professional baseball’s most electric personalities, striking out some of the game’s greatest players. But now, his wife Andrea and their three children claim that, since Richie was forced to retire from the majors due to an injury, Richie says his life has no purpose without baseball and he has no reason to live. Richie’s family claims his depression and alcoholism have led him to become a sloppy, blackout and abusive drunk, who has become a public embarrassment to himself and his family. Richie insists the only issue he is facing is depression from leaving the game he loved.

          Before coming to Dr. Phil, Richie’s wife tells Dr. Phil that he demanded no one discuss his alleged alcoholism, and she says he threatened to walk out of their lives forever if they did not honor his demand. What happens when Richie finds out his family is also seeking alcohol intervention?

          Plus, Richie’s college teammate Deion Sanders drops everything to fly to Los Angeles to surprise and help his dear friend. Will all this effort convince Richie that he needs help?

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          Former Pro Baseball Star’s Wife: ‘My Husband Has Told Me Alcohol Is His Best Friend’
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          Retired Baseball Star Richie Lewis Responds To Family’s Claim He Has A Drinking Problem
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          Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression
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          Dr. Phil On Being Raised By An Alcoholic Father
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