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MLB | Jim Leyritz takes job with Newark Bears

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 23:21:36 -0800

Former New York Yankees C Jim Leyritz is the new pitching coach for the minor league Newark Bears, according to The Associated Press. Cleared in November of criminal charges stemming from a fatal 2007 car collision in Florida, Leyritz will take over the pitching staff of the Can-Am League team for which he once played. The team is managed by Tim Raines, his former Yankees teammate.

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MLB | Jim Leyritz acquitted in DUI manslaughter case

Sat, 20 Nov 2010 14:11:35 -0800

Former MLB C Jim Leyritz has been acquitted of DUI manslaughter in a 2007 crash that killed a 30-year-old woman by a jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to The Associated Press. However, he was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, which carries a maximum prison sentence of six months. Sentencing will take place Monday, Nov. 29.

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MLB | Leyritz released on bond

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:07:50 -0700

The Associated Press reports a South Florida judge reinstated the bond of former MLB C Jim Leyritz Monday, July 13, after he was arrested earlier this month on a domestic battery charge. He must now post a $1,000 bond as a condition of his release.

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MLB | Leyritz's hearing postponed

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:45:37 -0700

The Associated Press reports former MLB C Jim Leyritz's court hearing has been postponed and he will remain in jail for at least another weekend. A judge delayed a decision until Monday, July 13.

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MLB | Leyritz charged with battery

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 10:06:35 -0700

The Associated Press reports former MLB C Jim Leyritz was arrested Thursday, July 2, on charges of domestic battery against his ex-wife, two months before his trial on a DUI manslaughter charge. He is scheduled to go on trial for his manslaughter charge Sept. 14.

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MLB | Leyritz's trial date for DUI set

Fri, 22 May 2009 05:21:57 -0700

The Associated Press reports a Florida judge has set a trial date for former New York Yankees C Jim Leyritz on charges of DUI manslaughter in a fatal car crash. Leyritz's attorney, J. David Bogenschutz, said the retired Yankees player appeared at the hearing Thursday, May 21, and the trial date was set for for Sept. 14.

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MLB | Leyritz hospitalized after suicide threat

Thu, 14 May 2009 13:36:19 -0700

Julie Kay and Dan Mangan, of the New York Post, reports former MLB C Jim Leyritz was hospitalized Wednesday, May 13, after threatening suicide when he failed a breathalyzer test required to start his car, according to Florida cops. A warrant for Leyritz's arrest, for drinking alcohol in violation of his bail conditions, could be released as early as Thursday, May 14.

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MLB | Leyritz released from jail

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:44:31 -0800

The Associated Press reports former MLB OF Jim Leyritz was released from jail Monday, Feb. 23, as he awaits a trial on driving under the influence and manslaughter charges. A judge decided that Leyritz, by rule, is not required to wait for his trial in jail.

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MLB | Leyritz jailed for drinking alcohol

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:24:16 -0800

ESPN.com reports former MLB OF Jim Leyritz had his bail revoked Friday, Feb. 13, and was thrown in jail to await trial on charges of killing a woman in a drunk driving accident. Prosecutors are saying Leyritz drank alcohol before the trial, which violated the condition of his release.

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MLB | Passenger says Leyritz was distracted during crash

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:12:05 -0800

The Associated Press reports Bruce Barger, who was in the car with former MLB C Jim Leyritz when Leyritz was involved in a fatal accident, said Leyritz was reaching for something or was adjusting the car stereo when he ran a red light and collided with the other car. Leyritz has been charged with DUI manslaughter.

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