Charisse Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl

Updated: October 7, 2005, 9:38 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry's wife has filed for divorce.

Charisse Strawberry filed a petition for dissolution of marriage from the former baseball star Friday in Hillsborough County family court.

"My marriage is past the point of reconciliation," the 37-year-old woman said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. "I wish Darryl the best and continue to pray for him."

Darryl Strawberry, an eight-time All-Star and member of two World Series winners, has overcome a drug addiction, prison term and cancer. The 43-year-old former player served 11 months in prison in 2002-03 for violating probation on cocaine possession charges.

Most recently, Delray Beach police charged Strawberry with filing a false police report after making up a story alleging that his SUV had been stolen.

Police said Strawberry admitted to police on Wednesday that he lied in the original report. He was not arrested because the charge, filing a false police report, is a misdemeanor.

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