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Baseball player Andruw Jones arrested for battering his wife at their Atlanta home on Christmas
UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2012

Posted on 12/25/2012 7:36:48 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Baseball star Andruw Jones has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife on Christmas morning. Jones, 35, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail outside Atlanta, Georgia, about 3.45am today on a charge of simple assault.

Jones won the Golden Glove award ten times in a row between 1998 and 2007 for his performance in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: baseball; domesticviolence; jones
Sadly, if he hit her, his Golden Glove award should be the Golden Gloves Award. (headline edited to fit)
1 posted on 12/25/2012 7:37:06 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

But, we showed daddy.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 7:48:52 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’d hit it.


3 posted on 12/25/2012 7:49:20 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is a strange story. On Christmas morning?


4 posted on 12/25/2012 7:51:28 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: ConservativeStatement

I just want to know who was the illiterate that chose to spell his name Andruw and not Andrew like it is supposed to be spelled?


5 posted on 12/25/2012 7:54:28 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

I’m not blaming the author for a typo, as I know his name is spelled Andruw. Just wondering what the hell his parents or family was thinking to name him with that spelling.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 7:56:41 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
I don't think he was born in the U.S., though I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the spelling.
7 posted on 12/25/2012 7:57:27 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He was born in Curacao.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 8:03:32 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Blue Highway
Just wondering what the hell his parents or family was thinking to name him with that spelling.

Jones was born in the Netherlands Antilles. That's the Dutch spelling of Andrew.

9 posted on 12/25/2012 8:04:13 PM PST by okie01
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dont american newspapers ever report on news in america?


10 posted on 12/25/2012 8:07:54 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: ConservativeStatement
In 2001, he testified in the prostitution case against an Atlanta strip club owner. While Jones was never charged, he said that he was invited to the Gold Club and that he was propositioned for sex by two strippers.

He testified under oath that he had sex with both the women in front of the club's owner and six other men.


Nice guy.
11 posted on 12/25/2012 8:10:54 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: InvisibleChurch
I just checked the NY Post and it is trending as the number two story on that site.
12 posted on 12/25/2012 8:12:44 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hmm, his wife is blonde and named Nicole.


13 posted on 12/25/2012 8:16:48 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Vision

Hey, and very equitable about the strippers! Instead of choosing one, he gave them an equal opportunity to serve him. In front of witnesses, too, so neither one could complain he was unfair about it.


14 posted on 12/25/2012 8:31:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Very sad. I followed Andruw’s career while he was with the Braves and he is one naturally talented young man who totally wasted the gifts God gave him.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 8:35:45 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: NotSoFreeStater

curacao? i doubt he will be the butt of many redneck jokes, then


16 posted on 12/25/2012 8:36:37 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: okie01

Astounding lack initiative in answering one’s own questions here. These folks ever heard of Google?


17 posted on 12/25/2012 8:41:39 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Didn’t he just sign on with a Japanese League team? We know that ball players here in America can do just about anything short of a felony with no undue circumstances, but the real story line here has to be what affect this will have on the Japanese contract.


18 posted on 12/25/2012 8:46:18 PM PST by ssaftler (This tagline on vacation until 1/2/13.)
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To: ssaftler

Yes. In the article:

Jones signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League earlier this month.


19 posted on 12/25/2012 8:50:55 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Anybody want to bet he’s hopped up on steroids?? Who in their right mind is up at that hour on Christmas morning, unless their kids woke them up? Sounds like typical behavior for these ex or current professional athletes.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 9:05:02 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Deck the wife, with fists of fury, fa la la la laaaa....


21 posted on 12/25/2012 9:27:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At least he can still hit something! However baseballs are safe he doesn’t even really try to hit them anymore


22 posted on 12/25/2012 9:37:49 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: ConservativeStatement

Boy shoulda been arrested long time ago for the crime of spelling of his first name!


23 posted on 12/25/2012 9:40:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://slimcelebrity.com/celebrity-athletes/nicole-derick-jones-is-mlb-player-andruw-jones-wife/

Nicole Derick- Jones has been a big supporter of charities created to help domestic violence survivors, she hosted a golf tournament and gala for the Jaden’s Ladder Fairway Affair in 2010.


24 posted on 12/25/2012 9:48:43 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement
Baseball star Andruw Jones has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife on Christmas morning.

Nice.

25 posted on 12/25/2012 9:53:10 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Men who hit women are cowards.


26 posted on 12/25/2012 10:25:26 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Blue Highway

Maytag was taken.....


27 posted on 12/25/2012 11:13:34 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ConservativeStatement

If his spousal unit plays this right, Andruw will end up with two strikes, both by foul balls.


28 posted on 12/25/2012 11:53:52 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I aint gonna lie..u made me chuckle....sad affair though


29 posted on 12/26/2012 12:14:03 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He's got purty lips


30 posted on 12/26/2012 12:19:03 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: caper gal 1
Very sad. I followed Andruw’s career while he was with the Braves and he is one naturally talented young man who totally wasted the gifts God gave him.

???? He's had a long, great career.

31 posted on 12/26/2012 1:15:46 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: kcvl
Nicole Derick- Jones has been a big supporter of charities created to help domestic violence survivors, she hosted a golf tournament and gala for the Jaden’s Ladder Fairway Affair in 2010.

Interesting. I'm definitely keeping an open mind on this one.

32 posted on 12/26/2012 1:20:19 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
I’d hit it.

Only in your dreams.

33 posted on 12/26/2012 1:29:21 AM PST by Isabel C.
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To: freekitty
I agree 100%! Women who hit men are just as insane. I was hit by a woman that I didn't know... at a party many years ago. She tapped me on my shoulder... and as I turned to greet whomever was getting my attention... she punched me right in the mouth. She thought I was her old boyfriend and as soon as I spun around... she lurched behind a group of women. She was shocked that I was not him. Her best friend tried to explain the situation for her. I just looked at her and said, “If that is all that you have got... I suggest you not hit the real guy”.

LLS

34 posted on 12/26/2012 3:00:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

That’s awful


35 posted on 12/26/2012 3:03:53 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Not really... she didn’t have anything behind the punch and I was in college and young and the pretty girl in the corner felt sorry for me and we went and had dinner and lovely time. I always wondered what that guy had done to make this girl so mad. Merry belated Christmas friend!

LLS


36 posted on 12/26/2012 3:31:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Apparently, no.


37 posted on 12/26/2012 3:34:07 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess he can forget about playing in Japan this year...their immigration rules are pretty tough, and I doubt they will let him enter while he is awaiting adjudication on his battery charge. The courts in GA may not let him leave the country while awaiting prosecution


38 posted on 12/26/2012 4:03:39 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Secret Agent Man

This isn’t what they meant when they nickname a baseball player “Slugger”...


39 posted on 12/26/2012 4:40:18 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Doogle

So was Seven and Soda.


40 posted on 12/26/2012 4:54:17 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: LibLieSlayer

He may not have done anything. Some women can be real loons


41 posted on 12/26/2012 5:32:38 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: Forgotten Amendments

He had a great 10 years, but since he left Atlanta has been horrible. He should have 100 more homeruns than he has. He was a lock for the HOF, at one point. Not so sure about that now. He was great to watch in the field back in Atlanta.


42 posted on 12/26/2012 5:48:08 AM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Carry me back

Yes... I have met a few in my time.

LLS


43 posted on 12/26/2012 5:59:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Blue Highway

Using the explanation I’ve read from many parents who gave their children unusual i.e. weird names or spellings, they wanted to give him “character.” Hey, quit laughing!


44 posted on 12/26/2012 6:13:10 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I knew a man who named his daughters, Alpha, Beta and Omega.

...and no, he was NOT Greek, he was either Swedish or Norwegian...(I get my “sons” and “sens” mixed up)


45 posted on 12/26/2012 6:56:07 AM PST by Roccus
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To: ConservativeStatement

thx


46 posted on 12/26/2012 6:58:00 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Merry Christmas to you too.

Hitting from either sex is cowardly.


47 posted on 12/26/2012 9:29:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Andruw Jones has not been a STAR for years. He is a fat, out of shape, lousy hitter now. He went from the top of the game one year, to a lousy and sorry player the next.


48 posted on 12/26/2012 9:34:50 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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