Where former 1986 Mets star Lenny Dykstra goes, bad news seems to follow. Dykstra, 48, was charged on Monday with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes.
Dwight Gooden wasn’t the only troubled 1986 Mets great to grace Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab.” According to Dr. K, Lenny Dykstra made an uninvited appearance to try and break his former teammate out.
First it was Lenny Dykstra. Then it was Carl Everett. Now it’s Atlanta’s Roger McDowell, a key player in the Mets’ 1986 World Series run, who apologized in response to a fan’s complaint that he spewed homophobic comments over the weekend.
It’s been a bad week for former Mets outfielders. Carl Everett, who spent three seasons in New York 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.
Does embattled 1986 Mets outfielder have an unlikely ally in Charlie Sheen? According to TMZ, Sheen fronted 15 percent of Dykstra’s $150,000 bail last week — to the tune of $22,500. However, Dykstra’s lawyer refutes the report.
For 1986 Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra, when it rains, it pours. According to TMZ, Dykstra put out an advertisement on Craigslist for a housekeeper. An unidentified woman went to interview for the gig — and that’s when things reportedly got weird.
Former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra posted $150,000 bond Wednesday in a federal case where he’s accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate. A disheveled Dykstra appeared in a white prison jumpsuit after spending nearly a week in custody.
Prosecutors have declined to file charges against former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra after he was arrested on suspicion of trying to buy a stolen car, authorities said.