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Former MLB Slugger Albert Belle Was Arrested For DUI and Public Indecency

Former MLB outfielder Albert Belle was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and public indecency.

Belle was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona while at a spring training game on Sunday. The 51-year-old will be charged with two counts of indecent exposure, one count of DUI (using liquor, drugs, or vapors), and one count of Extreme DUI (BAC of .08 or more).

This isn’t Belle’s first brush with the law, as he was arrested for running down a group of kids because they tossed eggs at his house during Halloween. He struck one of the kids with his SUV (WTF, that is cray cray) and spent 90 days in jail plus five year of probation (supervised) for stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend.

Belle was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1987 draft out of Louisiana State University.

He played eight seasons for the Indians (1989-1996), two seasons for the Chicago White Sox (1997, 1998), and the Baltimore Orioles (1999, 2000). He was named to the All-Star Game five times and won the Silver Slugger award five-times during his career.

The former slugger averaged .295 with 1,726 career hits, 974 runs, 381 home runs, 389 doubles, 683 walks, 961 strikeouts, 1,239 RBIs, and .369 OBP, .564 slugging percentage, .933 OPS in 1,539 games (5,853 at bats).

Belle last played in 2000 and was forced to retire due to a degenerative hip osteoarthritis when he was 34.

[via NBC Sports]

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