Police: Ex-Mets OF Carl Everett Put Gun To Wife’s Head

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — It’s been a bad week for former Mets outfielders.

Carl Everett, who spent three seasons with the Mets from 1995-97, was in a Tampa jail Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after putting a handgun to his wife’s head, according to police records.

Everett, 39, was arrested Monday night at his home in the Tampa suburb of Lutz. He was also charged with tampering with a witness and was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail.

Everett’s attorney, Clinton Paris, did not immediately return a phone call. There were no phone numbers listed for Everett or his wife, Linda.

According to the arrest affidavit, Everett and his wife of 18 years got into an argument and Everett pressed a silver handgun against the side of his wife’s head. The report said the wife attempted to call 911 twice, using two different phones, but Everett managed to grab the phones and broke them both.

Authorities have not released further details of the argument. The arrest report says the couple has three children, but it wasn’t immediately known if the children were present during the fight or arrest.

Everett played Major League Baseball for 14 seasons. He began with the Florida Marlins and was traded to the Mets. He also played with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners.

Everett is from Tampa and attended Hillsborough High School.

On Monday, TMZ reported another former Mets outfielder, Lenny Dykstra, is under investigation for lewd conduct stemming from an alleged naked massage attempt while interviewing a housekeeper. Dykstra is also mired in a federal case where he’s accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate.

What’s with these ex-players behaving badly? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • Roseanna Scotto

    The guy’s a loose cannon, nut case, bad hombre! He’s gonna kill someone (or himself) mark my words.

  • L. Woods

    It’s a relief to see that its not only black ex-athletes who are getting into trouible?
    “‘How yall doin’?'”

  • Tim

    Everett and Dykstra are known steroid abusers. What do you expect? Abuse of steroids fries the body AND mind.

  • Dave

    This guy played with MANY other teams besides the Mets and even won a world series ring with the White Sox. Why is he labeled an “ex-Met.” He was drafted by the YANKEES! Why no mention of that? WFAN is becoming worse than tabloid TV.

    • Jesse

      they did mention the other teams he played for…and he didnt play in the majors for the yankees…since this is a new york websute he gets the label former met…in seattle hes a former mariner…also it is the mets radio network

  • Cleon Jones

    Isn’t Carl Everett the player who had his kids taken away due to physical abuse several years back whn he was playing?

    • george McCUE

      The Everetts were also involved in a domestic issue in 1997, when two of Carl Everett’s children — one he had with Linda and one from a previous marriage — were temporarily placed in a foster home on suspicion of child abuse.

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