Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Seriously, WTF happened?


Former Pitcher Reardon Charged With Robbery
Filed at 11:28 a.m. ET

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Reardon, one of the top relief pitchers in history, blamed medication for depression after his arrest for a jewelry store robbery.

Police said Tuesday that the 50-year-old Reardon, retired since 1994 and sixth in career saves, walked into Hamilton Jewelers at the Gardens Mall on Monday and handed an employee a note saying he had a gun and the store was being robbed.

Reardon, who starred with the Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police found him at a nearby restaurant, recovered the stolen money and charged him with armed robbery.

Lt. David O'Neill said Reardon did not have a gun and offered no resistance when he was handcuffed.

''He said it was the medication that made him do it and that he was sorry,'' O'Neill said.


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