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.
| November 3, 2010; 10:26 AM ET
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