May 25, 2016
Former Major League Baseball player Richie Lewis says he’s been struggling with depression ever since injuries cut his baseball career short after seven seasons in the big leagues.
But his wife and children say Richie’s problems go far beyond depression – they claim Richie has a drinking problem and has become “an embarrassment to the family.”
“I hate my drunk dad,” Richie’s eldest daughter, McKenzie, says. “I don’t know my father as a sober, functioning person.”
WATCH: Daughter Of Ex-Major League Baseball Player: ‘I Hate My Drunk Dad’
Richie flatly denies he has a problem with alcohol, telling Dr. Phil, “I don’t live my life as a drunkard.”
After hearing Richie’s story, Dr. Phil called someone from Richie’s past – former NFL and MLB star Deion Sanders, who was also Richie’s college teammate.