Although Christmas day was supposed to be full of high spirits and good deeds, at the Jones’ household, Dec. 25 started off a bit rocky. Gwinnett County jail received a phone call early in the morning, when a tussle between baseball star Andruw Jones and his wife of 10 years occurred.
Andruw Jones 35, and Nicole Derick 35, raise two kids together — a daughter Madison, from his previous marriage and their son Druw. You would think they could put the boxing gloves away for a night as special as Christmas, but that wasn’t the case.
Police were alerted of a fight at Andruw’s residence in Duluth, Georgia around 1:25 AM on Christmas morning, Dec. 25. When they arrived to the elaborate country club home, police reportedly found the couple engaged in an argument. Andruw was booked around 3:45 AM for simple assault and was released around 11 AM on a $2,400 bail.
However, this isn’t the first time Andruw has been in the spotlight in a negative fashion. Back in 2001, the former Atlanta Braves star was tried for a prostitution scandal due to alleged risque behavior at an Atlanta strip club with a few employees. In that case, he was never charged.
Aside from his faults, Jones played successfully for the Atlanta Braves from 1996 until 2007, where he had won 10 consecutive Golden Glove awards for his outstanding out-fielding skills. He most recently played for the New York Yankees during the 2012 season, but was released as a free agent.
For his latest endeavor, Jones just signed a $3.5 million one-year contract with Japan’s Pacific League, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. So this won’t be the last we will hear about him — we just hope it pertains to batting balls and nothing more.
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– Nicole DeBari
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