MATT BUSH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Rays pitcher sentenced in DUI case

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Bush, a former pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for a drunken driving hit-and-run crash. As part of a deal with Charlotte County prosecutors, the 27-year-old Bush pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. Six other counts in the March...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 pick Matt Bush to serve three years in prison

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...
Via Tireball.com
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Bush sentenced for third DUI

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Father: Ex-Ray Bush will take plea

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Rays pitcher may plead to DUI charges

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bush had second hit-and-run accident

Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Matt Bush, the top overall pick in the 2004 draft, was involved in a total of three accidents -- including a previously undisclosed second hit-and-run -- shortly before his DUI crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist. The right-handed pitcher told the arresting officers that he had first struck a pole on March 22, then at about 5:00pm ET he plowed...
Via Fox Sports
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Bush climbed on stage at strip club and was booted by bouncers before DUI

Matt Bush has become one of the biggest cautionary tales in baseball. A former No. 1 draft pick thanks to his talent and the Padres’ frugality, Bush was charged with DUI and hit and run Thursday. Bush allegedly took his roommate’s car, got drunk, climbed on stage at a strip club before bouncers booted him, and then hit a motorcyclist while driving on a suspended license. Bush...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays' Bush held on $1M bail

Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Matt Bush is being held on more than $1 million bail on charges that he left the scene of an accident that seriously injured a motorist.Bush was arrested Thursday night on drunken-driving charges and leaving the scene of an accident in which he struck a motorcyclist in Port Charlotte, Fla.The top overall pick in the 2004 draft, Bush was also...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Bush Arrested for DUI

Matt Bush screwed up. Again. According to Roger Mooney, the former first overall draft pick was arrested Thursday night for DUI. As if that weren’t bad enough, Bush is also responsible for a hit and run in which he seriously injured a 72-year-old motorist and fled the scene before he was picked up by law enforcement. Bush had already been trying to rehabilitate his image following...
Via Fangraphs
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Former No. 1 Bush arrested

Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Matt Bush was arrested Thursday and will face charges of leaving the scene of a traffic accident and driving under the influence after a near-fatal incident in Charlotte County, Florida, The Tampa Tribune reported. The overall top pick in the 2004 MLB draft was driving in his SUV on US 41 around 5 p.m. when he hit a motorcyclist from behind, according...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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