Found December 15, 2012 on
Bush League Chronicle:
For every great story about a player who came out of nowhere and succeeded, there is another about one who suffered a huge fall from the top. Such is the case with 2004 No. 1 overall pick of the San Diego Padres, Matt Bush. The troubled 26-year old appears to be heading for some more time behind bars.From USA Today:Bush, a shortstop turned pitcher who never played above Class AA in the minor leagues, will accept a plea deal from the state of Florida for a DUI hit-and-run case, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Bush's father, Daniel, said it will involve a prison sentence of at least three years, not including the time already served.Bush has been in Charlotte County (Fla.) jail since his arrest on March, where police said he hit the motorcycle of 72-year-old Tony Tufano and fled the scene. Police reported that Bush had a blood alcohol percentage of .180, more than double the level at which Florida considers a driver impaired.Bush became the first high school shortstop taken with the top pick in the draft since Seattle took Alex Rodriguez in 1993. However, Bush's career as a shortstop was shortlived due to his inability to muster offensive production. He has been out of baseball altogether since 2011 after having spent time with the Toronto Blue Jays (2009) and Tampa Bay Rays (2010-11).He was recently tabbed by Sports Illustrated as the biggest bust in baseball draft history. Yes, life certainly looked much more promising for Bush back in '04 than it does in '12 and beyond.
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The father of Matt Bush, a former pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, says the baseball player is expected to agree to a plea deal in a DUI crash that injured a motorcyclist.
Bush was being held Saturday in the Charlotte County jail on $440,000 bail. He faces multiple DUI-related charges, along with charges of leaving the scene of the March 22 accident that seriously injured...
Matt Bush, a former top overall major league draft pick, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for a drunken driving hit-and-run crash in Florida.
As part of a deal, the 27-year-old pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. Six other counts in the March crash were dropped. Because it's his third DUI, Bush will...
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) -- The father of Matt Bush, a former pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, says the baseball player is expected to agree to a plea deal in a DUI crash that injured a motorcyclist.
Bush was being held Saturday in the Charlotte County jail on 440,000 bail. He faces multiple DUI-related charges, along with charges of leaving the scene of the March 22 accident...
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...
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