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Ex-MLB player becomes drug dealer?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/02/12/ex-mlb-pitcher-esteban-loaiza-arrested-44-pounds-cocaine-heroin-drugs/328816002/

Esteban Loaiza (not to be confused with the Esteban who used to play the guitar in the lobby bar at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona) arrested for possession of 20 kilos of cocaine and heroin. That’s serious drugs.

I can only guess that, despite clearing more than $40 million in salary when he played baseball, he spent all the money and became a drug dealer to fund his lifestyle.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 12, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in News

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  1. Boy, those sports agents really are taking a hefty fee.

    Robert

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. Sammie Smith (ex-NFL running back) did the same thing and spent 7 years in prison.

    Half Canadian

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. Reminds me of Michael Vick with dog fighting. His life is over, he should have dealt pot or anything but heroin.

    JW

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Michael Vick did his time, paid off his creditors and survived quite well

      Camlost

      February 13, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. And people laugh at Jose Canseco.

    Explainer 21

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. With those quantities, I’d say the appropriate phrase is “drug trafficker”, not “drug dealer”.

    Greed — one of the Seven Deadly Sins. This guy’s life may be mostly finished now.

    I knew a fantastically wealthy man who was horrifically injured trying to steal cable TV and save a few bucks. Lived the rest of his life in horrible pain. Dead now.

    Wency

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • oh man that is a horrible story.

      On par with the woman who tried breaking into her ex boyfriend’s house by crawling down his chimney.

      She got trapped and slowly died over a matter of days. Ex Bf was traveling so it was a long time before her body was found.

      toomanyspiders

      February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • How does one become horribly injured running cable unless he hurt himself using digging equipment?

      Curle

      February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Severe electrical burns. I don’t know the exact details of it (as I don’t know what all is involved in stealing cable), but it’s the explanation I was given and figured it’s not something his family would make up.

        Wency

        February 14, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. Was he born in Mexico? How did his family get here? What happened to his money?

    Schlafly

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. If you want to read about baseball players involved in criminal activities, google LaMarr Hoyt, Denny McLain, and Ken Clay. And of course, Lenny Dykstra. These individuals, I believe, are genuine sociopaths.

    I’m not going to include the rapists and murderers, attempted or otherwise. Mel Hall? Ugueth Urbina? That’s not interesting.

    And then there’s Byron McLaughlin. How his story did not inspire any novels or TV show episodes, I’ll never know. Ryan Murphy: if you’re reading this, here’s an American crime story for you.

    njguy73

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm


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