Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dukes in trouble for violating court order

Elijah Dukes faces a misdemeanor charge for violating a restraining order that barred him from contact with his estranged wife and children. If convicted, Dukes faces a maximum penalty of a year in jail.

Tampa Tribune
St. Petersburg Times

Here's the latest sign that Dukes probably isn't in Tampa Bay's long-term plans. The Trib's Marc Lancaster pointed out that newly added reliever Dan Wheeler requested and received No. 35 -- Dukes' old number -- when he arrived.

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