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Elijah Dukes was arrested again

Jan 22, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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Elijah Dukes was released by the Washington Nationals in March of 2010. Since then he has been arrested at least seven times. At least that’s how many we’ve noticed. The most recent one took place last night:

Former Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested Monday night, apparently for failing to appear in court on several drug and traffic charges, jail records show. Dukes, 28, was arrested by Tampa police officers near 31st Avenue E and 20th Street N about 11:30 p.m.

Relive his past arrests here, here, here, here, here and here. And for some flavor, hear about his rap career and how he used to smoke up before Nats games.

So much athletic promise, so little value as a human being. A shame.

  1. darthicarus - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Josh Lueke is still his fan.

  2. pisano - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Gee, what a shock.

  3. missthemexpos - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Seriously, at what stage is another arrest no longer news?

    • purnellmeagrejr - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      I don’t know the guy so I can’t reallly passs judgement on his worth as a human being. Craig appparently does though it seems to me he could use a little humanity behind his honesty.

      • number42is1 - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        easy there Elijah. it’s nothing personal. and how are you posting from prison anyway?

      • skerney - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        I worked for the Rays when he was in the minors. I had to be around the man every day in spring training. I agree with Craig’s assessment. I have never met a more selfish, immature, and dangerous person that wasn’t already in prison. And I dated a girl whose father is doing life Corcoran. I’d rather do the Xmas visits in prison that have Dukes on my team.

      • badintent - Jan 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM


        Classic !! Funny This keeps up, we’ll need a seperate Police blotter just for MLB.

    • sabatimus - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      When people stop clicking the link and/or commenting on it.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    He’s like Josh Hamilton only way worse. An also he’ll never turn his life around. BUT….he did play for the Rays organization. So maybe he’s not that much like him.

  5. digbysellers - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    This guy is a turd…not even a polished one. Why keep putting articles about him out to anybody? Publicity for this guy is certainly not warranted whatsoever.

  6. sawxalicious - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Maybe the purpose of his life is to serve as a warning to others…

  7. cebig - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Ryan Leaf thinks this guy needs to get some help…..

    • badintent - Jan 22, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Cellmates ???

      • thebadguyswon - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM

        Elijah on top.

      • badintent - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:56 AM

        Funny ! nice one. Nat Geo will have them on Extreme Lockup

  8. dcfan4life - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    I dont think you say its “a shame” when referring to a piece of crap who ruined his life HIMSELF. A shame in my mind is injury related, or outside factors. Its never a shame when someone does something to themselves. Its sad. Big difference.

    • ptfu - Jan 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      The shame’s over the unused talent, not the self-imploded life. It’s a shame that one prevented the other from reaching its potential.

      • dcfan4life - Jan 22, 2013 at 11:49 PM

        And thats just sad. Not really a shame, in my opinion.

  9. nolanwiffle - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    That’s a fairly menacing look for a publicity photo still……can we say with any degree of certainty that Dukes did not assault the photographer after the shutter snapped.

  10. illcomm - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    the last line sums up your entire life Craig. good call.

    • Old Gator - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      And what sums up yours? Shall we go look for some remark about a complete idiot with a mindless obsession and nothing of substance whatsoever to contribute to any discussion? Your act is getting old a lot faster than you are – which is maybe a good thing, because at least one of the two of you might actually be grown up some day.

      • badintent - Jan 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

        How’s the Feeeeeesh and Game Python Hunt going ? After watching Outback hunters harpoon 15 foot crocs, the Snake hunt looks tame. What are they using for bait for the snakes, the snakehead fish?. Kill 2 birds with one hunt .
        If ya see Boras sneaking around spring training, throw him in the Glades for snake bait too.

    • skerney - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Is this what you do with your life? Really?

  11. unlost1 - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    even Houston doesnt want him.

  12. 13arod - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    you know he is a wrack job and threw outhis baseball carrer out the window

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Before you criticize others, please learn to spell.

  13. pike573 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    He’s totally baked in that picture…

  14. sportfandc - Jan 22, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    On the bright side, Jeff Loria can sign him for cheap.

  15. rawhead08 - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:21 AM

    Like most black men lol

  16. 6stn - Jan 23, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    No content in his character.

  17. jer1957 - Jan 23, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Was it the violent video games or the dope that drove young Elijah nuts–or maybe a combination of both?

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