Former MLB players Luis Castillo and Octavio Dotel have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a drug trafficking and money laundering network, according to a report.
CDN, a Dominican Republic news outlet, reported on Tuesday that both former players were among the more than 15 people arrested for their alleged involvement in a network led by Cesar Emilio Peralta.
Dotel was said to have been arrested during raids by Dominican authorities.
Dotel, 45, pitched for 15 years in MLB, mostly as a reliever. He was 59-50 with a 3.78 ERA and 109 saves during his career. He won a World Series with the Cardinals in 2011.
Castillo, 43, was a second baseman who spent 10 years with the Marlins, making three All-Star teams. He led the league in stolen bases twice.
As I posted at FanHouse, Luis Castillo might be the next player to suffer the Madden Jinx. We’ve already seen ’08 cover boy Vince Young fall victim to a pulled quad this weekend, and next up might be Castillo. How is that possible you ask? Well, the North County Times notes that Castillo has been placed on the cover of Madden ’08 en Espanol — the Spanish version of the game. I’m guessing Tony Gonzalez politely declined.
So now that Castillo has been placed on the Madden Cover, the trifecta has been completed. Think about it — we have an admitted steroids user to go along with a murderer, and a dog fighter. Now, if only they can convince Najeh Davenport to appear on next year’s game, we’ll have every sect of the NFL covered.
So, the natural question must be asked: Who was on the brief list of possible candidates to appear on the cover of this game? Perhaps Matt Gutierrez and Anthony Gonzalez? Does Carlos Rodgers count? He’s got half of it covered. Your comments are welcome …