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Elijah Dukes got arrested again

May 31, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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March: Elijah Dukes arrested;

April: Elijah Dukes arrested;

Wow, last day of May, but Dukes just made it under the wire to keep his streak alive!

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Elijah Dukes spent part of his Memorial Day in jail, charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office jail records.

Well, I guess if he hadn’t been arrested this month we could have petitioned to have last November’s arrest credit applied to May.

  1. phukyouk - May 31, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    I would put money that he can go 56 in a row.

  2. uuddlrlrbastart - May 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    This streak is far more impressive than Jo-Jo Reyes’. Though I hope it ends in June, because there’s really no reason to waste any more time discussing Dukes.

  3. Brian Murphy - May 31, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    With anyone else, this would be a story.
    With Elijah, having him spend a night in jail because of driving on a suspended license just feels empty.

    • jimbo1949 - May 31, 2011 at 3:23 PM

      Padding his stats? This is like bunting in the 9th when you’re down by 10 to keep a hitting streak alive.

    • wickedworld123 - May 31, 2011 at 4:05 PM

      Right? No hard drugs, no assault charge? Where’s the *story*?

  4. shawnuel - May 31, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    The obvious question here is: After how many arrests are they going to stop letting him OUT of jail?

    • Utley's Hair - May 31, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      Just another challenge—there are plenty of ways to get arrested while still in the klink.

      • patsandsox - May 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM

        Why anyone lets this man behind the wheel is amazing to me. I would think he must have friends to take the keys (that he still has keys also amazes me).

  5. Old Gator - May 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Show of hands. How many want to stop wasting space on Elijah Dukes on this blog until he actually commits a crime using a firearm?

    • rebarratige - May 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

      There should be an “All Quiet on the Western Front”-esque standing headline here that reads “Elijah Dukes Is In Minor Trouble With The Law.” Then, when he does something remarkably bad, we can pay real attention.

  6. Utley's Hair - May 31, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Wow…this guy just can’t catch a break.

    CO: “Okay, Dukes. You’re back out. Wait a minute—none of these keys will open this door. Hang tight until we get one that works. It should be about 10-15 until the locksmith can fix it.”

  7. Jonny 5 - May 31, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Was he ever really a ballplayer anyway, or just a talented dumbass?

  8. Charles Gates - May 31, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Well what do ya know, the sun rose in the east again this morning.

    • Jonny 5 - May 31, 2011 at 12:30 PM

      • Charles Gates - May 31, 2011 at 12:36 PM


  9. pisano - May 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    I think Dukes, Milton Bradley, and Carl Everett ought to just jump the gun(no pun intended) and request the same prison cell and go in on the buddy plan as they used to allow in the Army. It’s just a matter of time before one or all of them are convicted felons. I’m just sayin.

    • Dan in Katonah - May 31, 2011 at 1:18 PM

      I’ll go you one better, pisano – Dukes, Bradley and Everett live together in a house (possibly half-way) and have their own reality show. Tell me you would not tune in to see the hijinks and hilarity as Bradley pummels Dukes after Elijiah contradicts the whole dinosaur theory. Everett tries to play peacemaker and ends up cracking a chair over both their heads when his plea for calm goes unrecognized. Special guest star Lenny Dykstra will do a cameo next week to try to bust Elijiah out, only to get shanked for hogging too much camera time. We can call it “Three Stikes” or something stupid like that…

      • Utley's Hair - May 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM

        Or just get Dana White to put them—including Dykstra—in the next season of the Ultimate Fighter.

      • pisano - May 31, 2011 at 5:24 PM

        Dan, I can’t top that, I almost pissed myself reading it. In reality this could happen knowing this group of f**k ups.

  10. deathmonkey41 - May 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    I’m sure that demented old man, Al Davis, will sign him to play with the Raiders eventually.

  11. patsandsox - May 31, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Shouldn’t it be more news worthy if he goes a month without an arrest at this point, just saying

  12. xmatt0926x - May 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    I’m shocked. Where is the guy that always comes on here after one of these arrest stories and plays the pathetic and tired ol’ race card? You know, the “why did the man pull him over in the first place?”. I guess once it gets to 3 or 4 arrests even the cop-out race card guys go away.

    • pisano - May 31, 2011 at 6:44 PM

      Good point.

  13. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 1, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    the blowsox should sign this guy asap

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