5.29.2007

What The Hell Elijah Dukes? (Updated)


not an actual pistol.Why the hell is Elijah Dukes still playing baseball? Anyone?

Oh, that's right. There's nothing on beating the crap out of your woman and text-messaging her a photo of a handgun in the MLB rulebook.

Not to mention this small detail: threatening to take her children's lives.
"The Devil Rays organization takes these types of allegations very seriously, but at this point it remains a private matter between Elijah and his family. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide ongoing assistance to Elijah."
Update: It seems that Dukes has made everything better by issuing a public apology...
"I would like to apologize to my family, teammates, the fans and the organization for the distraction that this situation has caused," Dukes said in the obviously prepared clarification. "I would like to thank them for standing by me and hope that my family and I can move on and put this behind us."
Yes! Let's put this whole threat of murdering one of the four women who has reared not one, but two of my five children, behind us all.

Forgive and forget everyone! Carry on.


[Deadspin]

12 comments:

Sanchez said...

Oh yeah, it's a 'Private Matter'. Because, you know, threatening to commit homicide is strictly personal when it's contained inside ones family...

Sheesh.

Megs said...

"Old news that is still pissing me off"

No doubt! He's been suspended a million times for other stupid stuff, like smoking pot and bad-mouthing the organization...

rstiles said...

Bring on Roger Goodell

kerrie said...

Jeff Passan wrote a pretty interesting article on this subject, as well.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AjNSoOyRWeDa84yMLOqLcKcRvLYF?slug=jp-dukes052807&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

ian said...

And now Sheff wants to help him out.

Sooze said...

Ian - Oh, Christ. That's all Dukes needs is an improper batting stance and evil staredown.

Bassmaster said...

This guy is clearly a douchbag. Five children by four different women by the age of 22? That just shows a ridiculous lack of responsibility and concern for others. Not to mention his arrests, etc. I understand some people grow up in shitty neghborhoods and have terrible up-bringings, but there has to be a place to draw the line. This kid has everything he could want in life now, and he's still fucking it up.

Anonymous said...

oh i just love how those public apologies smooth things right over.

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Ok, he's 22 with FIVE kids.

He threatened to MURDER his wife of two of his children. He's a thug who had a hard life, but obviously hasn't learned a thing.

I swear to friggin God if it were any one of us, we'd be looking at 5 to 10...

Ah, talent - how it does pay! If your hands are dirty, the dirt just comes right off...

I'm sorry solves problems, especially if you're languishing on the bench...

Signal to Noise said...
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Signal to Noise said...

You knew the marriage was screwed when he proposed after she had to sue him for child support on the second kid.

rstiles said...

Dukes is a great talent, but plain and simple - he's a fuck up off the field who thinks laws and rules do not pertain to him...

He will always be a "gangsta"

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