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Marcus Giles pleads guilty to battery for assaulting wife

Apr 2, 2010, 12:45 AM EDT

Former Major League second baseman Marcus Giles has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for assaulting his wife last fall, according to the Associated Press.

Giles, who has not played since 2007, has been in anger management counseling for four months, according to his attorney. The judge issued a limited protective order against Giles, allowing him to have contact with his wife, but not to “annoy or abuse her.”

Giles’ brother Brian, a 15-year big league outfielder and two-time All-Star who retired last month, has also had his problems off the field, as he was accused of domestic violence and sued for $10 million by a longtime partner in December of 2008.

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  1. Stone - Apr 2, 2010 at 1:15 AM

    So beating women runs in the family? I wonder where they learned that from.

  2. Bilbo - Apr 2, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    So glad to see Mr. Giles taught his boys how to hit.

  3. realmofotalk - Apr 2, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    Step aside, McGwire and Canseco. The Giles are the real Bash Brothers.

  4. grant - Apr 2, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    I just like the way Bud Shlitz says “Bryyyan Giiiiles hits a looong fly ball and that baby is outta there!”

  5. Nathan - Apr 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Oh, Marcus. How far you’ve fallen from that 40-double year.
    He was supposed to be Jeff Kent lite for the Braves for a decade.
    Yes, I know that his skill at baseball has nothing to do with his moral fiber, but man, I liked watching him play and it’s always sad to hear that the relatively inconsequential part of his life that was his baseball-playing was the most admirable part of his life.

  6. Old Gator - Apr 2, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Don’t automatically blame the parents. For all we know, the brothers might have grown up watching The Honeymooners.

  7. Old Gator - Apr 2, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Don’t be so quick to blame the parents. For all we know the brothers grew up watching The Honeymooners.

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