Originally posted on Rays Index  |  Last updated 11/28/11
Last night, the Rays announced that they had traded John Jaso to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Josh Lueke and a player to be named later. Rays fans, meet your new pitcher… In 2008, while pitching for the Bakersfield Blaze, a single-A affiliate in the Texas Rangers organization, Lueke was charged with rape (via TampaBay.com). [Disclaimer: I have worked for several years as a Crime Scene Investigator. DNA is my specialty, and I have worked hundreds of sexual assault cases, and have testified in court on several occasions. So I do know a thing or two about this type of case.] This is from BakersfieldNow.com in June, 2008… In May 2008, the alleged victim attended a Blaze game and then met with some of the players at a bar after the game…the woman willingly went to several bars with the players, including Lueke, Clayton Hamilton and Kasey Kiker…The woman eventually left the bar along with several of the players. She ended up in the apartment of Hamilton and Lueke…The woman told police...
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