Dykstra Needs Alcohol Awareness Class, Drug Awareness Class & Theft Class

by: Mike Miller

“Nails” is digging himself deeper and deeper. For baseball fans, the title of this blog combined with the lead tells you were are speaking of Lenny Dykstra, former Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion.

He was called “Nails” because of his toughness. He played the game hard. But like many celebrities and professional athletes who have reached the pinnacle of success, Dykstra has fallen on hard times – and drugs and alcohol are partially to blame!

Real Class Act

Dykstra, who already is jailed on state and federal charges, pleaded not guilty today to indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself to women who responded to online advertisements for a personal assistant or housekeeper.

Dykstra, 48, who owns a home in Encino, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure. The charges stem from a series of complaints—one from 2009, three from 2010 and more this year.


Dykstra allegedly placed advertisements on the Craigslist website in search of a personal assistant or housekeeper. When women came to his home in response to the ads, Dykstra told them the job required them to give him a massage, and he would expose himself.

If convicted of the misdemeanor charges, the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder faces up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines for each count.

Dykstra was ordered July 22 to stand trial on 25 criminal counts in state court, including grand theft auto, for allegedly trying to lease cars using phony business and credit information.

Dykstra remains jailed in lieu of $455,000 bail. He is also facing federal bankruptcy charges stemming from the alleged sale of property from his $18 million mansion in Ventura County.

The Charges Keep Piling On

In state court, Dykstra is charged with eight counts of filing false financial statements, five counts of attempted grand theft auto, four counts of identity theft and three counts each of grand theft auto and possession of a controlled substance – all felonies!

How about one more charge - he also faces one misdemeanor count each of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and unauthorized possession of a syringe.

If convicted in the felony case, he faces up to 12 years in state prison. With a long history of drugs and alcohol, it looks like Dykstra should seek help. Perhaps a good drug education class or alcohol awareness class, along with a online theft class could get him started on the path to redemption.