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Darryl Strawberry

Ex-Wife Loses $800,000 Dogfight

Over Darryl's Mets Money

1/4/2012 2:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Darryl and Charisse Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry's ex-wife just suffered a massive setback in court -- after a judge ordered she can't touch $800,000 in Mets money Darryl earned in the 80s ... until the IRS gets its cut.

According to court docs, Darryl has an arrangement with the Mets, in which the ball club pays him $8,891 a month as delayed compensation for his time with the team.

According to the docs, Strawberry had earmarked $800,000 of the money specifically for his ex Charisse Strawberry as part of their divorce settlement agreement. But turns out, Darryl also allegedly owes the IRS $472,086, which creates a big problem ... who gets paid first?

Charisse had sued Darryl and the Mets earlier last year, demanding they fork over the $800,000 -- but the Mets refused, insisting its hands were tied ... because when it comes to debtors, the IRS always gets its money before anyone else.

Charisse and the Mets finally agreed last month to let the IRS take its cut first -- but since the Mets are only doling out $8,891 a month in Darryl's name ... it'll be at least until 2016 before Charisse sees a penny.

What's more -- it's unclear how much the Mets owe Darryl in total ... so it's possible Charisse will ultimately end up with a fraction of what Darryl promised to pay her. Calls to Darryl and his wife were not returned.

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1.

Phreaky    

Gold-digger #FAIL

1022 days ago
2.

Fat Mike    

She could always try getting a job.
Typical woman!

1022 days ago
3.

themillieblog    

How in the world are these stupid people with money, spending it on things as stupid and cruel as dog fights. Aren't those illegal anyways. If she gets arrested I wont care!

1022 days ago
4.

Pittsburgh's Finest    

Good for her. Now, she can go and get a job just like the rest of us work folk. Some women kill me, they think a pretty face and a nice shape means that you have the right to sit on your *ss for the rest of your life and have a man take care of you. Lazy biatches!Get your own!

1022 days ago
5.

trey    

Daaaaaaaaarryyyyyyyyyyyyl

1022 days ago
6.

Kate    

Please drop using the word 'dogfight'. It is not okay.

1022 days ago
7.

Mumra the Ever Living    

If Strawberry dies first, she'll be pulling his teeth for gold and selling his body to science. #slore

1022 days ago
8.

BO HUNK    

That's a lot of money to have to pay the Internal Racketeering Service for just $800,000. OUCH!!! What a nice world we live in.

1022 days ago
9.

Alex    

WOW DARRYL STRAWBERRY!!! He had one of the sweetest swings of all time

1022 days ago
10.

Claus    

I hope she dies. What a greedy leech whore.

1022 days ago
11.

ryan    

that is Miles Simons sister. Former basketball player

1021 days ago

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