Former Yankees star Jim Leyritz is having a really bad year. Awaiting trial for a DUI vehicular homicide, he was recently hospitalized by cops when they perceived his conversation with them to suggest thoughts of suicide. Now he’s been arrested on charges of beating his wife. The Florida cops say he belted her for writing a check without his permission; Leyritz reportedly says she was drunk and hurt herself to frame him, a story allegedly backed up by one of their kids in a police interview. He is expected to be arraigned today. Photo via Sports Memorabilia.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 2, 2009