Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Duke's reportedly got a 17-year old girl pregnant

As if it couldn't get worse for the Devil Ray's troubled(understatement) outfielder, Elijah Dukes, he has now reportedly gotten a 17-year old girl pregnant. And that's not the worst part, the 17-year old is a foster child and has been living with a relative of Dukes'.

"A 17-year-old foster girl living with a relative of Elijah Dukes told police the Devil Rays outfielder got her pregnant.Detectives believe the sex was consensual and no crime was committed, but the incident has sparked a state investigation into the foster home.

The girl, expected to give birth Nov. 5, told investigators she and Dukes had consensual sex on the living room sofa. She said Dukes got angry when she and another person confronted him about the pregnancy.

“Yeah, we sat down and told him and he got mad and threw a Gatorade at me,” she told investigators.

Dukes’ mother, Phyllis Dukes, said she didn’t know about the allegations.
“He’s doing well on the field,” she said. “He’s doing so good. It’s just every time he turns around there’s something coming at him.”

This latest story comes just weeks after his now ex-wife, filed for divorce with Dukes after he had reportedly threatened her and her children. NiShea Gilbert also filed for a restraining order after Duke barged into her workplace, a middle school classroom of all places, and threatened to beat her and then kill her. No children were present at the time, but Dukes' sent a picture of his gun to Gilbert's cellphone along with this message:

"Hey, dawg. It's on, dawg. You dead, dawg. I ain't even bulls-------. Your kids too, dawg. It don't even matter to me who is in the car with you. N-----, all I know is, n-----, when I see your m-----f------- a-- riding, dawg, it's on. As a matter of fact, I'm coming to your m-----f------ house."

Dukes' is just a rookie for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and he is very talented with the ability to hit the ball very, very far, but it looks as if his career with the D-Rays might soon come to an end. Dukes' just can't stay out of trouble, whether it be with marijuana or violence towards his now ex-wife, he just can't stay out of trouble off the field. Dukes' has been arrested six times since 1998 and it appears this latest incident will be the final straw with Tampa.

Also see this story on the Fanhouse(new and improved), Can't stop the bleeding, With Leather and Deadspin.

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