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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Former Rays player Elijah Dukes arrested in Tampa

Least surprising news ever.

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.

Dukes faces a driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge. He was also arrested on several warrants for failure to appear in court for marijuana possession, tampering with physical evidence possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: elijah dukes, police blotter, rays

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   1. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4352765)
there it is ....the seventh sign of the Apocalypse. The Mayans were just off a month; the idea of Elijah Dukes being arrested should convince nonbelievers that the end approacheth.
   2. Tripon Posted: January 22, 2013 at 04:58 PM (#4352772)
Jesus Christ, just lock the man up at this point.
   3. clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4352819)
Jesus Christ, just lock the man up at this point.
the charges listed in the except seem pretty tame
Dukes faces a driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge. He was also arrested on several warrants for failure to appear in court for marijuana possession, tampering with physical evidence possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge


i mean sure, there's some awful judgement there, but it's not like he was arrested for stabbing a cancer-ridden senior citizen.
   4. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4352825)
In 1996, Dukes' father was convicted of second-degree murder. One year later, Dukes was arrested for the first time. Dukes has been arrested at least three times for battery, and once for assault.[9] According to court records, he fathered at least five children with four women between 2003 and 2006.[9]

On May 23, 2007, Dukes's wife NiShea Gilbert sought a restraining order against him after he threatened her life and the lives of their children.[10] On May 2, Dukes had sent a photo of a gun to her cell phone and left her the following voicemail: "Hey, dawg. It's on, dawg. You dead, dawg. I ain't even bulls-------. Your kids too, dawg. It don't even matter to me who is in the car with you. Ni----, all I know is, ni----, when I see your motherf------ a-- riding, dawg, it's on. As a matter of fact, I'm coming to your motherf------ house."[10] On June 12, a 17-year-old foster child who was living in the care of a relative of Dukes accused him of impregnating her.[11] Police said the sex was apparently consensual.[11] When the girl confronted Dukes to inform him about the pregnancy, he allegedly got angry and threw a bottle of Gatorade at her.[11]

Dukes has received anger-management training.[9] When Dukes was traded to the Nationals, the team also hired an ex-police officer in the role of "Special Assistant: Player Concerns". This person accompanies Dukes everywhere to ensure that he keeps himself free of trouble.[9]

Dukes was arrested in November 2010 for contempt due to failure to pay child support,[12] and again on March 2, 2011 for assaulting a pregnant ex-girlfriend.[13]

Dukes was arrested on February 23, 2012 in Tampa for allegedly "[trying] to eat a plastic bag of marijuana" and conceal marijuana on his person


This is a little more impressive.
The anger management training seems to be somewhat ineffective to date.
   5. SteveM. Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:47 PM (#4352854)
Here is a man who truly deserves the title of dumb-ass.
   6. dr. scott Posted: January 22, 2013 at 05:49 PM (#4352859)
When Dukes was traded to the Nationals, the team also hired an ex-police officer in the role of "Special Assistant: Player Concerns". This person accompanies Dukes everywhere to ensure that he keeps himself free of trouble


I see morgan freeman playing the cop in this lovable comedy about a young man finally finding his way....
   7. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 06:00 PM (#4352876)
I see morgan freeman playing the cop


Are you sure it wasn't Bill Russell?
   8. zonk Posted: January 22, 2013 at 06:01 PM (#4352878)


I see morgan freeman playing the cop in this lovable comedy about a young man finally finding his way....


With Dukes, I think he'd need to break out the principal Joe Clark character...
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 06:14 PM (#4352896)
I see morgan freeman playing the cop in this lovable comedy about a young man finally finding his way....


Why do you want to see Morgan Freeman get shanked? I like Morgan Freeman!
   10. Bruce Chen's Huge Panamanian Robot Posted: January 22, 2013 at 06:35 PM (#4352917)
What a waste of talent.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 22, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4352933)
In other news, Pope Remains Catholic.

On February 23, 2012 in Tampa for allegedly "[trying] to eat a plastic bag of marijuana" and conceal marijuana on his person


Wouldn't that be concealing marijuana in his person?
   12. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: January 22, 2013 at 07:18 PM (#4352955)
Jesus Christ, just lock the man up at this point.

the charges listed in the except seem pretty tame


You don't understand. On BTF to be accused is to be guilty (unless it's steroids. Then it's Opposite Day). It's more fun that way.

Dukes faces a driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge. He was also arrested on several warrants for failure to appear in court for marijuana possession, tampering with physical evidence possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge

i mean sure, there's some awful judgement there, but it's not like he was arrested for stabbing a cancer-ridden senior citizen.


He also could have gotten caught with a half ounce of loose dope, and tossed the pipe onto the shoulder when pulled over.

@4: so... what was he actually found guilty of?
   13. Swedish Chef Posted: January 22, 2013 at 07:33 PM (#4352967)
This isn't that bad, clearly a step up for him, victimless crimes are the best. Swallowing plastic bags is unhealthy though and should be avoided.
   14. John Northey Posted: January 22, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4352976)
Sheesh, 28. With his talents he should've been making 9 figures by now, instead he keeps going down the toilet. Funny thing is if he cleaned himself up he could still become a MLB player making millions as some team would take a chance if he appeared to clean himself up. Sadly, I suspect that just won't happen.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4352982)

@4: so... what was he actually found guilty of?

Domestic battery in 2005, at least. Not sure what happened in the other cases.

Court records show that Dukes was sentenced to probation in February 2005 for a charge of domestic battery. They also show that Gilbert received a yearlong restraining order against Dukes in October 2004. But the incident involved in those cases was unclear Tuesday.

In October 2005, another Tampa woman, Carla Bryant, the mother of Dukes' oldest child, filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Dukes. A judge ordered that he stay away from her for a year. Bryant claimed Dukes threatened her over the phone.

Dukes was ordered to attend an anger management course.
   16. Bug Selig Posted: January 22, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4352988)
On BTF to be accused is to be guilty


Except for the morons who equate "not guilty" with "innocent".

Feel free to believe that the man was the unfortunate victim of perfectly explainable misunderstandings - dozens of times. I sincerely hope that makes you feel happy, or superior, or whatever it is that you're shooting for.
   17. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: January 22, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4352994)
Why do you want to see Morgan Freeman get shanked?


What if he's shawshanked.
   18. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: January 23, 2013 at 01:06 AM (#4353088)
Dukes faces a driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge. He was also arrested on several warrants for failure to appear in court for marijuana possession, tampering with physical evidence possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a cancelled or revoked license charge

Is that even legal?
   19. Walt Davis Posted: January 23, 2013 at 06:47 AM (#4353121)
At this point, there's no excuse. There can't be a day that goes by where Dukes isn't supposed to be in court somewhere. He really should be in the habit by now.
   20. Lassus Posted: January 23, 2013 at 08:08 AM (#4353132)
You don't understand. On BTF to be accused is to be guilty (unless it's steroids. Then it's Opposite Day). It's more fun that way.

Dude, deep breaths. It wasn't a rape charge.
   21. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: January 23, 2013 at 12:17 PM (#4353290)
Except for the morons who equate "not guilty" with "innocent".

Feel free to believe that the man was the unfortunate victim of perfectly explainable misunderstandings - dozens of times. I sincerely hope that makes you feel happy, or superior, or whatever it is that you're shooting for.


Thank you, Double Spin, for this. Wish I had said it myself.

Since OJ was not convicted of the Nicole killing we should of course absolve him for any guilt in the matter. Jesus.
   22. OsunaSakata Posted: January 23, 2013 at 01:45 PM (#4353401)
Why do you want to see Morgan Freeman get shanked?


What if he's shawshanked.


Then that would be a shawshank redemption. Then if he doesn't survive, it's Red dead redemption.

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