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Elijah Dukes was arrested today

Jul 3, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

Elijah Dukes

Former major league outfielder Elijah Dukes, who has been in and out of trouble for most of his adult life, was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of driving either without a license or with one that was suspended. He was released four hours later.

The booking info suggests another comeback isn’t in the cards for the 28-year-old: he checked in at about 250 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame.

Dukes looked like a rising young star with the Nationals in 2008, hitting .264/.386/.478 with 13 homers in 276 at-bats. Howver, he disappointed in 2009 and then got released prior to the start of the 2010 season. He later signed with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League.

Today’s arrest was at least his second of 2012; he was found trying to eat a bag of marijuana back in February.

  1. js20011041 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    How hard is it to go more than a few months at a time without being arrested? I mean that seriously. How mind numbingly stupid do you have to be to keep getting arrested? Are we talking about someone who is functionally retarded?

    • kkolchak - Jul 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      More importantly, how does he keep getting out of jail? If you or I had his arrest record, we’d be rotting in prison, no doubt.

  2. cheston410 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM


  3. pinkfloydprism - Jul 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    In other news…the sky is blue.

  4. elchief157 - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    How in the world is this news worthy? Lol

  5. pisano - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    I know Milton Bradley has been laying low lately, but if he and Dukes try a little harder they can get into the same prison on the buddy plan. Just a thought.

  6. badintent - Jul 5, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Yo pisano. nice one.Then they can party with half the Bengals and Raiders ex-players. Next, we can have them start a prison riot and go to the hole for a year. Then watch them on Extreme Lockup on Nat Geo.With Snookie………………….. ?

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