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You Arrested, Dawg: Former Major Leaguer Elijah Dukes Still Running Afoul Of The Law

No, I mean it. I ain’t even bullsh**ting. Former major league baseball player Elijah Dukes has once again found himself tangled up and on the wrong side of the law, this time for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, and boy, he doesn’t look happy about it. Dukes last played in the big leagues with the Washington Nationals after spending several years in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Via an AP report in The Seattle Times:

Officials say the 26-year-old Dukes was arrested Sunday afternoon on an exit ramp of Interstate 75 near Tampa.

Hillsborough County Jail records show he was released Sunday on a $250 bond.

It was the latest in a string of arrests for Dukes, who most recently played for the Washington Nationals.

Dukes was also arrested March 2 after a former girlfriend accused him of hitting her. At that time, he was charged with aggravated assault on a pregnant woman and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

If you missed out on the Life & Times of Elijah Dukes as he went from a decent ballplayer to colossal trainwreck, you have missed quite a bit. In fact, his outlandish behavior in 2007 delivered him all the way to the quarterfinals of Deadspin’s Sports Human of they Year competition. A tremendous accomplishment. And I suppose we should give Dukes his due: at least he hasn’t sent the arresting officer a threatening text message. Or assaulted a pregnant woman. Yet.

Former Tampa Bay Ray Elijah Dukes arrested [The Seattle Times]