Jim Leyritz’s Legacy Appears Ruined

Jim LeyritzFrom World Series hero and likable dude to all of a sudden a reported vehicular manslaughter suspect. WPLG in Miami says Leyritz was arrested and is being held for possible vehicular homicide and suspicion of DUI.

Police said Jim Leyritz was behind the wheel of a Ford SUV that collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Southwest Seventh Avenue and Second Street in the Himmarshee area of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The impact caused the other car to roll over and the female driver of that vehicle was ejected and she died after being taken to Broward General Medical Center, police said.

Leyritz was arrested on suspicion of DUI because he refused a Breathalyzer test, police said.

Great, worrying about getting a DUI while the driver of the car you crashed into got killed. I post this not to make crude jokes, but as a PSA; don’t make the mistakes Leonard Little did and Leyritz reportedly did. Make sure you’re not driving when you’re drunk. Sad, sad story.

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    DAMN this is so sad I mean as a Yankee fan it hurts my heart to see one of our own did something so stupid, but I do have to ask one question do you think the media will be all over this the same way they was all over Mike Vick? http://WWW.SIDELINESHOW.COM

  • Eric

    A guy with everything going for him and he has to party like a rock star and ruin the rest of his life. But what about the woman he killed. Her kids motherless.
    That’s the real crime.

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  • AgentP

    Typical Yankee.