Deadspin There aren’t many specific details yet known, but the AP is reporting that former major leaguer Andruw Jones started his Christmas Day in jail after he was arrested on a battery charge early this morning in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth. Seems police were called to respond to a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife around 1:30 a.m. What triggered the alleged dispute and what happened is not known. Jones, who earlier this month signed a one-year contract to play in Japan, was booked at 3:45 a.m. and released around 11 a.m. after posting $2,400 bond. That’s his mugshot right there, courtesy of the Gwinnett County (Ga.) sheriff’s office.
Rough Christmas for Andrew Jones, getting arrested on Christmas Eve and waking up in jail Christmas morning is no way to spend the holidays.
Maybe he forgot to tell his wife that he had signed a one year deal with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and would be playing in Japan for a year. I could see saying “oh, by the way, I’m moving to Japan for a year” as the start of an argument with your wife.
Is Andruw Jones a Hall-of-Famer? I have to say yes. Although he never hit for average (just .254 career) Jones has 10 Gold Gloves, is a 5 time All-Star, has 434 home runs, 1,289 RBIs and 152 stolen bases.
UPDATE: A drunken Jones apparently dragged his wife down a staircase by the ankle, threatened to kill her, and strangled her. She had marks around her neck when police arrived.