Matt Bush was the No. 1 draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 2004. On Tuesday he will accept a plea deal that will send him to jail for at least three years according to the Tampa Bay Times.
After failing to make it to the majors as a position player, Bush was attempting a switch to pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays.
On March 22 he ran into a motorcyclist. The accident left 72-year-old Tony Tufano with serious injuries. Tufano stayed in an intensive care unit for weeks after suffering broken bones in his back and ribs as well as a collapsed lung.
Bush was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. The legal case involving Bush is set to end, the Tampa Bay Times reports the following:
Attorney Russell Kirshy declined to offer specifics on the agreement, at least until Tuesday’s court hearing. But Bush’s father, Daniel, said it will involve a prison sentence of at least three years, not including the time already served.
“He’s taking it pretty good,” Daniel Bush said. “...