Former New York Met Lenny Dykstra is facing prison time over drug possession discovered after he allegedly threatened an Uber driver.
A Union County, N.J. grand jury indicted Dykstra on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of meth, and making terroristic threats, according to TMZ. Each charge carries a penalty of 3-5 years in prison.
“A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich,” Dykstra’s attorney Matthew Blit told TMZ. “The evidence in this case overwhelmingly confirms Lenny is innocent.”
Dykstra was originally arrested in May after an Uber driver claimed that the former MLB star put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him. Dykstra told police he wasn’t carrying a gun at the time of the arrest. If convicted, it would not be his first time in prison, having served a bit more than six months in prison in 2013 for his role in an illegal scheme to use stolen identities to acquire cars.
Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra is in legal hot water again.
Dykstra was arrested Wednesday morning in New Jersey after allegedly pulling a gun on an Uber driver and threatening to kill him. At the time of his arrest, he was found with cocaine and ecstasy.
According to TMZ Sports, the driver alleges that Dykstra asked him to change his destination during the ride, and the former New York Met brandished a gun and put it to his head. The driver began honking his horn to try to attract police before ultimately vacating the car and flagging down law enforcement.
Officers said no gun was found when Dykstra was arrested, but cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana were found. He was arrested for making terroristic threats, as well as drug possession.
Dykstra has had a rather rough time in retirement. This is only the latest chapter.
TMZ reports that Dysktra is suing for $15 million, alleging that he suffered brain damage and was beaten so badly “his teeth were broken out of his skull.” Dykstra claims in new court documents that one of the six deputies who roughed him up simply didn’t like him and made it a mission to assault him.
Lenny says as a result of the beating, he fears he may have brain damage and worries that “his head is not entirely well.”
He also claims he’s still without teeth and suffers from eating problems.
Lenny says he believes the attack was captured on video — but worries it was later destroyed.
Dykstra, who was sentenced to three years in prison in March 2012 after pleading no-contest to charges of grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement, previously said that law enforcement officials prevented him from receiving proper medical treatment after he was allegedly beaten.
Dykstra last played in the MLB in 1996, and his post-playing life has been nothing shy of a circus. In addition to his financial legal problems, he has also been accused of having a housekeeper give him oral sex as part of her weekly duties. The three-time All-Star is a real winner.
Nails was on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia as a guest during the All-Star Thursday show and talked about Sheen at one point. Nails was quick to set the record straight on the Hollywood bad boy.
“Charlie Sheen is a very, very good person. A generous … (the party reputation) is way overblown. Way overblown,” said Dykstra.
Dykstra then revealed his secret to judging people.
“The eyes tell everything. You can look at someone’s eyes and tell if they’re a weird, perverted dude. The guy is a rock-solid, cast-iron generous, great friend.
“The perception of him is waaayyyyy wrong.”
Well, if there’s anyone whose instincts we should trust, it’s a guy who went bankrupt, was convicted of fraud and money laundering, bounced a check to a prostitute, was accused of having housekeepers give him oral sex on Saturdays and a guy who was accused of sexually harassing a 17-year-old girl. When Lenny Dykstra speaks, you listen, because that guy knows what he’s talking about. And I’m sure Sheen appreciates the character endorsement from Nails.
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Delusional Lenny Dykstra Files for Restraining Order Against Ex-Manager He Claims Sent Anti-Semitic Tweets
Crazy Lenny Dykstra is so upset that his ex-business manager Dan Herman withdrew bail, he’s filed for a restraining order against him in a desperate attempt to distort the truth, and possibly extort money.
In the restraining order, Dykstra claims that Herman approached him as an enamored fan, and began overseeing his Twitter account.
“He is now threatening me, my business relations – sabotaging my name and reputation and threatening to continue the harm,” Dykstra claims.
Dykstra is accusing Herman of speaking with an FBI attorney and providing him with false information. Dykstra also falsely claimed that Herman has threatened him with violence, and that Herman is trying to incite violence by posting “racist and malicious Twitter messages” on Dykstra’s account. The ex-ballplayer says he fears for his family.
Save your LOLs.
Lenny Dykstra Could be Headed Back to Jail After Ex-Manager Withdraws Bail, Worried He Could Leave for Mexico
Dan Herman, who owns Chinga Chang Records, quit as Dykstra’s business manager two weeks ago. He tells LBS that Dykstra is a liar who cannot be trusted, and he is withdrawing the bail because he is worried Dykstra could flee to Mexico.
“He’s that type of guy,” Herman says.
Herman says he was first contacted by Dykstra after the former ballplayer and his accountant heard him doing a radio. In that interview, Herman mentioned how growing up in Philadelphia, he idolized Dykstra. When Dykstra and his accountant, Robert Hymers, first reached out to Herman, they wanted $20,000. Herman says he offered to become Lenny’s business manager instead.
After Dykstra was arrested earlier this year on state and federal charges, Herman attempted to rehab the image of his childhood hero. He set up an interview with a Philadelphia newspaper, and had Dykstra write an open letter to the New York Post. He also set up various autograph signings to help Dykstra generate some income.
Herman posted $30,000 to help bail Dykstra out of jail on federal charges earlier this year. Dykstra was indicted on state charges shortly thereafter and was in the county’s control because nobody was willing to pay his $500,000 bail. He was in county control until last month when he accepted a plea bargain. Now that he’s out, Herman is fearful that the pathological liar may flee the country, so he’s filed to withdraw the bail from federal court.
“He never tells the truth,” Herman says. “He doesn’t tell the truth about anything. I don’t want to risk a penny of my money on a liar.”
Dykstra is on house arrest since being arrested for allegedly embezzling money from his bankrupt estate. He has been out on bail, but he complained Wednesday and Thursday that Herman is going to revoke his bond. He claims he needs $30,000 for his bond otherwise he’s going back to jail. Dykstra’s anger towards Herman resulted in a few choice anti-Semitic phrases.
“Fu herman! I don’t need your jew gold, go ahead take away my bail! I didn’t get stupid over night,” he wrote.
20 something year old thinks he has power over me! Herman and his kind are greedy born spies
herman is a penny pinching jew gold hoarding kid trying to put me back in the cooler bro #danherman
Yup, this Dykstra guy is messed in the head and a confirmed anti-Semite. I’m sure Jim Cramer, who vigorously endorsed Dykstra as a winning stock picker, will love to hear about Dykstra’s anti-Jew blasts. This guy is a loose cannon with no regard for others. Any doubt he dropped his pants for some housekeepers? None here. Jail seems like the perfect place for him.
UPDATE: Dykstra’s manager has withdrawn his bail and Dykstra could end up back in jail.