Lenny Dykstra is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Now the 3 time All-Star has been charged with indecent exposure.
Dykstra is facing a pair of misdemeanor counts after being accused of exposing himself to six women that applied to be his personal assistant or house keeper via the ever professional network that is Craigslist.
According to LA City Attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan, on top of their other duties, Dykstra would tell the ladies “that they also needed to give him a massage and then he would take off his clothes and expose himself to them.”
Not very subtle, Len.
As bad as this may sound, it looks to be the least of Dykstra’s legal problems.
In July, Dykstra was charged with multiple counts of grand theft auto, filing false financial statements and possession of cocaine, Ecstasy and growth hormone. Those charges paired with an indictment regarding his bankruptcy case could land Dykstra in prison for more than 80 years if he’s convicted.
Dykstra spent 12 seasons in the Majors. After being drafted in 1981 by the Mets, Dykstra spent parts of 5 seasons in New York before being traded to the Phillies. Dykstra, Roger McDowell and Tom Edens went to Philadelphia while Juan Samuel became a Met.
“Nails” went on to have his best years with the Phillies. In 1993 he hit at a clip of .305/.420/.482 with 19 home runs and a whopping 143 runs scored, numbers that allowed him to finish second in MVP voting. Dykstra and the Phils made it to the World Series that season, but ended up losing to Joe Carter and the Blue Jays.