Andruw Jones Arrested: Wife Says MLB Star Wanted To Kill Her
Further details have emerged on former MLB star Andruw Jones’ Christmas Day arrest.
As reported by The Inquistir on Tuesday, Jones, a five-time All-Star and 10-time golden glove winning outfielder, was arrested early Christmas morning and charged with battery outside of Atlanta.
According to WTVM News 9, the domestic dispute broke out around 1:30 am on Tuesday and started after Nicole Jones asked her husband to help her build a computer desk on Christmas morning. While working on the desk Andruw reportedly became belligerent, grabbed his wife’s arm and pulled her across the couple’s garage floor.
The report stated that later on Nicole tried to escape upstairs, but Jones grabbed her by the ankle and dragged her downstairs. He then allegedly got on top of her and said, “I want to kill you.”
“Due to Andruw’s level of intoxication, Nicole said that she was able to push [Andruw] back and move away from him,” the report states.
Nicole Jones then went to her parents’ house.
Police records show Andruw Jones was booked at about 3:45 am and released from jail around 11 am after posting a $2,400 bond.
Rant Sports notes this isn’t Jones’ first run-in with the law in the Atlanta area.
In 2001, Jones testified in a prostitution case against Atlanta strip club owner, Steve Kaplan. While he was never charged, Jones said he was invited to Kaplan’s Gold Club–which at the time was a popular establishment with certain celebrities in the Atlanta area–and that he was propositioned for sex by two strippers.
Jones then testified under oath that he had sex with both women in front of Kaplan and six other unnamed men.
Jones, once one of the premier players in the MLB, spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .197 with 14 homers and 34 RBIs in what was primarily a reserve role.
He was planning to play overseas in Japan next season and signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League earlier this month, according to ESPN.