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Elijah Dukes arrested on contempt-of-court charges in Tampa

Elijah Dukes, the former Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, has been arrested in Tampa on contempt-of-court charges for allegedly failing to pay child support to two women.

Dukes, 26, is being held in the Hillsborough County (Fla.) jail, according to Tampa Bay online.

TBO reports that, in a third case involving Dukes, he was held in contempt for failing to appear in court; a judge also compelled him to provide money and financial records, which he failed to do, according to Carlos Ramirez, attorney for NiShea Dukes. The third case is related to a January 2009 court order requiring Dukes to pay over $40,000 in child support and alimony to NiShea Dukes or spend 90 days in jail.

Dukes was cut by the Nats shortly before spring training ended.

By Cindy Boren  | November 3, 2010; 10:26 AM ET
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This may seem obvious, but this is not going to end well for Dukes. Sad situation.

Posted by: lost_confused_idelaist | November 3, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

It's really funny that the categories for this story are "MLB" and "Mike Vick". Apparently all athletic jail stories are linked to him.

Posted by: drobins7 | November 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks drobins7! That's what happens when I mouse over categories in Movable Type.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | November 3, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

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