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Denny Neagle Busted with a Prostitute

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by sears3820, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    So much for the "happy ending" to this story.....

    Associated Press
    <!-- template inline -->DENVER -- Denny Neagle's second run-in with the law in a little more than a year cost him his job with the Colorado Rockies.

    The Rockies terminated the oft-injured pitcher's contract Monday, three days after he was cited for solicitation.

    "This decision is about an organization and the fans that support it," Rockies chairman Charles Monfort said. "Denny's pattern of behavior has not been consistent with what our organization represents."

    Neagle, who has not pitched in more than a year because of injuries, was pulled over Friday in suburban Lakewood for allegedly speeding. Police said a woman in his car told them he had paid her $40 for oral sex.

    Neagle's agent, Barry Meister, declined comment. The players' association could file a grievance to overturn the team's decision and get Neagle the remaining money owed under the contract.

    "We're going to have some discussions with central baseball," said Gene Orza, the union's chief operating officer.

    Colorado cited section 7 (b) (1) of the Uniform Player Contract, which states the team can terminate the contract if a player shall "fail, refuse or neglect to conform his personal conduct to the standards of good citizenship and good sportsmanship or to keep himself in first-class physical condition."

    Neagle was issued a court for summons for Jan. 27. The woman, Jill Russell of Denver, was issued a citation on a charge of prostitution and a court summons for Jan. 13.

    Last October, Neagle was charged with drunken driving after he drove his sport utility vehicle into the back of another vehicle. Later in 2003, he pleaded guilty.

    The 36-year-old left-hander, who agreed to a $51 million, five-year contract in December 2000, is owed $19 million by the Rockies: $10 million in 2005 and a $9 million buyout of a $12.5 million team option for 2006.

    He last pitched on July 20, 2003, and in the past 14 months has had elbow ligament and shoulder surgery. Neagle has a 124-92 career record with a 4.24 ERA over 11 seasons. As many pitchers do, Neagle struggled with the Rockies, going 19-23 with a 5.57 over the two-plus seasons he was healthy.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Poor Denny. I was hoping he would HEAD in the right direction. He really BLEW this one. What a bitter pill to SWALLOW

  3. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  5. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I guess we should have seen this COMING. I was hoping we wouldn't GO DOWN that road. This story really SUCKS. :biggrin:
  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Wonder if it was that same Dee Snyder look-a-like that Mike Price was busted for :sick1:
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member



    Neagle Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Rap

    <!--endtext--> <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- Begin function popUp(URL) { day = new Date(); id = day.getTime(); if (URL.match(/qtplayer/)) { eval("page" + id + " =, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,resizable=1,width=440,height=300,left = 300,top = 200');"); } else { eval("page" + id + " =, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,resizable=1,width=440,height=220,left = 300,top = 200');"); } } // End --> </script> <!--begintext--> GOLDEN, Colo. — Denny Neagle has pleaded guilty to a charge of patronizing a prostitute and was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
    Neagle's lawyer Harvey Steinberg entered the plea on his behalf Tuesday during an unscheduled hearing, district attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell said.
    <!--endtext--> <!--begintext--> Neagle, who faced up to six months in jail and a fine of $500, did not attend the hearing.
    The plea, which comes after a ruling in his favor last week, means Neagle avoids a trial that was scheduled to begin Monday. On Jan. 17, a judge agreed with Neagle's lawyer that a statement the pitcher made to one of the arresting officers couldn't be used against him because he wasn't read his rights.
    Neagle was ticketed in the Denver suburb of Lakewood on Dec. 3, 2004, after a woman in his car told police he had paid her $40 for sex. The Colorado Rockies terminated his contract three days later, but later agreed to an undisclosed settlement.
    Neagle had $10 million left on his five-year, $51 million contract, along with a $9 million team buyout option. After being cut by the Rockies, he agreed to a minor league contract with Tampa Bay, then was released.
    Neagle has a 124-92 career record with a 4.24 ERA in 13 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees and Rockies. He has not pitched in a major league game since July 2003 because of injuries.
    <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- function hourConvert(hour) { return (1 + (hour + 11) % 12); } function ampm(hour) { return ((hour + 24) % 24 > 11); } function formatAMPM(pmcheck) { return (['a.m.', 'p.m.'][+pmcheck]); } var date = new Date(Date.UTC(2006, 0, 26, 03, 40, 04)); var monthname=new Array('January','February','March','April','May','June','July','August','September','October', 'November','December'); document.write('' + monthname[date.getMonth()] + ' '); document.write(date.getDate() + ', '); document.write(date.getFullYear() + ' - '); var hours = date.getHours(); var formattedHours = hourConvert(hours); var formattedAMPM = formatAMPM(ampm(hours)); document.write(formattedHours + ':'); var minutes = date.getMinutes(); minutes = ((minutes < 10) ? '0' : '') + minutes; document.write(minutes + ' '); document.write(formattedAMPM + ' '); var timeZone = date.toLocaleString(); var reg = /.[SD]T/; var tzLength = timeZone.length; var tzOffset = tzLength - 3; var civilianTimeZone = timeZone.substr(tzOffset, 3); if (civilianTimeZone.match(reg)) { document.writeln(civilianTimeZone, '
    '); } else { timeZone = date.toString(); tzLength = timeZone.length; tzOffset = tzLength - 8; civilianTimeZone = timeZone.substr(tzOffset, 3); if (civilianTimeZone.match(reg)) { document.writeln(civilianTimeZone, '</p>'); } } //--> </script> January 25, 2006 - 10:40 p.m.
  9. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    If any of you saw the "creature" he was banging, you'd throw up a little in your mouth.
  10. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    Geesh, what's up with athletes getting in trouble in Colorado?

    Uh, FCollins, you have some explaining to do. :biggrin:
  11. bearonu

    bearonu 60% of the time, it works every time.

    Here you go Thump - Yikes!!!!

    <TABLE class=imagePopUpTable id=imageTable height=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=1><TBODY><TR><TD class=imagePopUpImage>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD class=imagePopUpPhotoCredit>Post file</TD></TR><TR><TD class=imagePopUpCaption>Jill Russell was arrested in Denny Neagle's car on in Lakewood on Dec. 4, 2005.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  12. chril2us

    chril2us On here too much



    You'd think these guys with lots of dough like Naegle, Hugh Grant etc..would find a better way to locate hookers.

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