Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to three years in a California state prison yesterday. The ruling was handed down after Dykstra pleaded no contest to charges of grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
The judge in the case, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig, sentenced Dykstra based on her belief that the former MLB All-Star’s phony business operations showed sophistication and extensive planning.
Beyond these charges, Dykstra has been in trouble with the law recently after being found possessing cocaine, Ecstasy and growth hormone. In August, Dykstra also had charges of indecent exposure brought against him by six different women.
After the women applied to be Dykstra’s personal assistant via Craigslist, they claim that ‘Nails’ exposed himself to them. According to Los Angeles City Attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan, Dykstra would tell the women “that they needed to give him a massage and then he would take off his clothes and expose himself to them”.
Beyond his laundry list of charges, Dykstra was most recently in the news for his pending brawl with fellow defamed former slugger Jose Canseco. Of course, before we could watch the two pound one another, the fight was called off. The reported reasons for the cancelation are conflicting, but it appears that Dykstra was the one to renege on the agreement.