Mets Pitcher R.A. Dickey Reveals in Upcoming Memoir That He Was Sexually Abused, Contemplated Suicide

Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is about to release a memoir. And in it, there are some shocking revelations.

Dickey's soon-to-be-released memoir, Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball, is excerpted in this week's Sports Illustrated, and the veteran knuckleballer discusses some troubling childhood memories.

As Andy Martino of the New York Daily News — which will also be providing excerpts of the memoir in Thursday's issue — points out, Dickey "reveals that he was sexually abused as an 8-year-old, and later lived with so much anger and shame that he contemplated suicide just a few years before signing with the Mets."

Dickey, who has finally come into his own over the past two seasons with the Mets, also reportedly writes about "closing down Nashville barrooms with his mother at age five, sleeping in abandoned houses as a teenager, swimming with alligators and turning to sports in an effort to mitigate the pain brought on by the sexual abuse."

The 37-year-old right-hander reportedly said he is using the memoir as a way to be authentic and to continue the healing process. He has dedicated the book to his wife and four children.

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