Baseball Great Lenny Dykstra Accused of Craigslist Sex Crimes

Filed in Gather Sports News Channel by on August 25, 2011 0 Comments

Former NY Mets baseball great Lenny Dykstra is being charged in Los Angeles with indecent exposure involving women he met on Craigslist. Dykstra, known as “Nails,” is already in jail on charges of financial fraud relating to a bankruptcy filed after his fortunes hit bottom following the mortgage crisis of 2008.

These new charges stem from allegations that Dykstra would advertise for housekeeping services on Craigslist, then would expose himself to the women who responded to the ad. So far, three women have come forward, and law enforcement officials believe there may be more.

Lenny Dykstra is best known for turning the NY Mets around in the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.

His scrappy play and clutch hitting ignited several rallies, which helped the team win one of the most memorable Fall Classics in history.

Reportedly, the baseball star made at least 36 million dollars during his career and parlayed it into an entrepreneurial empire leading up to the market crash in 2008. Since then he was forced to file for bankruptcy and is in jail, accused of looting his own property for profit.

It’s been a long fall from grace for such a legendary and, until recently, well-respected player and businessman. Financial troubles are one thing, but being accused of sex crimes is nearly incomprehensible. Why would he do such things?

It wouldn’t be surprising if the public learned that some sort of mental illness, possibly due to a rumored steroid dependency, is really driving this behavior. It would certainly explain a lot.

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