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Darryl Strawberry: Getting cut off from sex helped me quit drugs

Darryl Strawberry lays down his bat at the

Darryl Strawberry lays down his bat at the plate as he watches his leadoff home run in the second inning against the Montreal Expos at Shea Stadium. (July 12, 1988) Photo Credit: AP

Former slugger Darryl Strawberry was in debt and hooked on drugs when something finally woke him up: His girlfriend said they couldn't have sex anymore because they weren't living right.

Strawberry recounts in a Real Sports clip how that bombshell caused him to hit the road and, ultimately, the books -- in this case, The Good Book, the Bible.

Watch the clip as "Straw" and his wife talk about the life-altering conversation.

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