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Andruw Jones arrested, charged with battery

Dec 25, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT

Andruw Jones mug shot

Way to kill our holiday vibe, Andruw Jones. Via Capitol Avenue Club: Andruw Jones was arrested just before 4AM this morning and charged with battery. Here’s the booking page from the Gwinnett County Sheriff.

No details have been reported, but not much good involving an athlete has ever happened at 4AM on Christmas morning.

Jones, late of the New York Yankees, recently signed a one year, $3.5 million contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League. One wonders if there are any clauses in that contract which, as a result of these charges, could lead to trouble for Mr. Jones with his new employer.

(thanks to ProudlyCanadian for the heads up)

  1. sictransitchris - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    finally a gift with batteries included

    • bigharold - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:09 PM

      That’s messed up, .. funny but messed up.!

  2. natslady - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Saw that this morning. Was kinda hoping you wouldn’t notice…

  3. dondada10 - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    If you smellllllllllll what Andruw Jones is cooking!

  4. seanb20124 - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    He’s trying to validate that reporter from the AJC

  5. slobmykolb - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM


  6. proudlycanadian - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    I first saw the story on the Toronto Sun’s web site of all places. Since it is Dec 25, most news media would only have a skeleton staff on hand..

  7. number42is1 - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    How am I the first to notice that his middle name is Rudolph and he was arrested on Christmas IN THE EARLY AM!

    • cackalackyank - Dec 25, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Maybe something had made his nose a little red too….

  8. jwbiii - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    ‘Tis the season for DUIs and domestics. Kill your brain cells at home and mind your manners, please.

  9. tfbuckfutter - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Should be encouraging to his new team….guy hasn’t made contact with shit since about ought-7.

  10. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Felonies are part of Christmas, just ask Cousin Eddie.

  11. pisano - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    I’m wondering if he was smiling, like he did every time he struck out?

  12. druhlman - Dec 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Apparently he has made contact with something since ’07….unfortunately it was his wife/woman.

  13. druhlman - Dec 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Never mind, mixed up battery with domestic violence…my bad.

    • anxovies - Dec 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Domestic violence can include battery of a spouse so you’re probably OK.

    • jwbiii - Dec 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      The alleged victim was his wife, so it’s a moot point.–mlb.html

  14. nomoreseasontix - Dec 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    What would you expect from a guy who can’t even spell his own name?

    • jimeejohnson - Dec 25, 2012 at 9:39 PM


  15. jimbo75025 - Dec 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    “Jones, late of the New York Yankees, recently signed a one year, $3.5 million contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League. One wonders if there are any clauses in that contract which, as a result of these charges, could lead to trouble for Mr. Jones with his new employer”

    Lived there for a year for work-even if no clauses in his contract, I would be concerned with Japan customs even letting him in the country on an extended visa. They flagged me for a alcohol possession by a minor (the only “criminal” issue I have had in my life) when I had to renew as I originally only had a visa for a few months. Took me three days of nonsense to get it resolved such as getting faxes from the courts stating all clear from a small thing 15 years before that I paid a $75 fine for and was then dismissed-had honestly forgotten all about it honestly. When I finally got face to face with someone and gave them all the paperwork, they just laughed and extended me for another few months. Pretty sure they would take an assult a bit more seriously though (especially recent) as they deny entries at least once a year for a musician, actor, or something of that nature based on past criminal histories (usually drugs).

  16. approvenothing - Dec 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Oi! Now thats not in the Christmas spirit at all!

  17. Old Gator - Dec 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM


    Practice, Andrew, practice. Crouching tiger, hidden meadow muffin.

    • badintent - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:01 AM

      funny !holiday spirit lives !!

  18. thesmedman - Dec 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Wonder how the Japanese will react?

    • badintent - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:06 AM

      They will blame China …for everything. Japanese say “Business is war “. David Rockefeller to CEO of Mitsbishi corporation,” Pay us $1 billion dollars now or we take back Rockerfeller Center. I don’t give a damn about your culture” 1988 or 89. Barron ‘s newspaper article.

  19. t205cobb - Dec 25, 2012 at 9:15 PM


  20. randygnyc - Dec 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    I’m not defending Andruw, but at this point it’s an allegation. (I don’t doubt he’s guilty, just because). Won’t the Japanese govt require a conviction before considering a denial for a visa? Same with the team, regarding any behavior clauses.

  21. csilojohnson - Dec 25, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Jimbo, they seem to be most concerned with a history of drug aduse and not much else. Hence why you and many musicians had trouble. Not saying a minor alcohol possession is evidence of anything but being American. They don’t seem to agree though.

  22. truwarier90 - Dec 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    ‘druw will be fine in japa, the japanese got more thing to worry about such their crowded subway system, and their geisha baths. ‘druw is hall of famer and a pimp, this dude can do no wrong, in fact he will probably get on with his life and trade in the wifey for a new hot japanese import model chick.

    • jimbo75025 - Dec 25, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      Ha ha-perhaps you need to experience the life of a gaijen-it’s not exactly a bed of roses. Living there is a trip at times and the money is nice, but you will always be looked at as an outsider.

    • 1historian - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

      if they threw Paul McCartney in the hoosegow for pot (they did) they’ll do the same for this nobody

  23. truwarier90 - Dec 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    i could handle living in japan, in fact my employer has a japanese exchange program, and 95% of those kids that come over here are idiots and dont know left from right, the japanese academic system is overrated.

  24. fanofevilempire - Dec 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    why should Japan have a clause about this in a contract when MLB doesn’t.

    Craig stop drinking the egg nog!

  25. wpjohnson - Dec 26, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Andruw always had Hall of Fame ability. He just never had Hall of Fame maturity.

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