Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/23/13

It looks like Lenny Dykstra is going for that old Brian Wilson look while he is behind bars. A mugshot of the gray-bearded Dykstra, once known as "Nails" for his all-out playing style, was obtained by TMZ and shows the former New York Mets centerfielder sporting a ZZ Top starter face. It bears little resemblance to the "Dude" of old. Dykstra, who was a key member of the the Mets 1986 World Series championship team, is in jail for a full roster of crimes — including bankruptcy fraud, grand theft auto and a couple of lewd Craigslist incidents. The self-taught financial investor made a fortune while his stock-picking website became popular and his financial advice magazine, the Players Club, had investment advice exclusively for pro athletes to help them with money management. Dykstra's jet-setting lifestyle fell apart during the housing crash a few years ago. The 49-year-old Dykstra was facing 20 more years in prison last December but prosecutors recommended 2 1/2 years — for three felony counts of money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and concealing assets — on top of the three years he is already serving for grand theft auto.

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