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Lenny Dykstra gets nine months in jail on Craigslist charges

Apr 18, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

Lenny Dykstra AP

Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and lewd conduct. He was sentenced to nine months in jail and three years’ probation.

It came to light last year that Dykstra was placing ads on Craigslist for personal assistants and housekeepers. Prosecutors said he exposed himself to several women who responded to those ads. During one incident, prosecutors say, Dykstra held a knife and forced the woman to give him a massage.

In March, Dykstra was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. He is currently awaiting trial on federal bankruptcy charges.

  1. lunt101 - Apr 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Solid guy

    • baseballisboring - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      Both a gentleman and a scholar, to be sure.

  2. jason9696 - Apr 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    This guy is a slime ball.

  3. hojo20 - Apr 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    I love the picture of him with a Twizzler in his mouth.

  4. mybrunoblog - Apr 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Dykstra’s new jail cell mate to poor Lenny “hi Dykstra, I know you know baseball rules but I’m gonna teach ya prison rules”
    Lenny will have a whole new idea about pitching and catching.

  5. lostsok - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    So…”massaging me at knife point” wasn’t in the ad as a listed job duty? That is messed up. Always be clear when you post on Craigslist. It’s just polite.

  6. nyerinbalto - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
    Pathological liar – narcissistic egomaniac with definitely delusions of grandeur.
    Live off of taking advantage of other people

    May this be the last story we read about him….though depending upon where they put him, he could definitely pull that stuff with the wrong guy and get himself shanked in a big way

  7. managod777 - Apr 20, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    And just to think we were hearing about how rich and successful he was. I remember someone saying that when you thought about Lenny Dykstra, the first thought is not of a successful businessman. Hmm…how prophetic! Hopefully he’ll try recovery so when he gets out he can have some semblance of order in his life. He may still be able to come up again…NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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