Andruw Jones Arrested for Battery

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Former Major League Baseball star Andruw Jones has been arrested on charges of battery.

Giving unfortunate new meaning to the term "slugger," Jones - who has won 10 Gold Glove Awards and became the youngest player to hit two home runs in a World Series Game in 1996 - was booked at the Gwinnett County Detention Center around 3:45 a.m. yesterday.

Andruw Jones Mug Shot

Authorities say a 911 call was placed around 1:30 a.m., reporting a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife, Nicole.

She claims a drunk Jones dragged her down a flight of stairs and threatened to kill her.

"Due to Andruw's level of intoxication, Nicole said that she was able to push him back and move away from him," reads the police report, adding that Nicole Jones escaped to her parents' house.

Jones posted $2,400 bail and was released about seven hours after his arrest.

Jones played a part-time role for the Yankees last season and has 434 career home runs.

Earlier this month, he signed a $3.5 million contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

NOTE: In other scandalous sports news, how about that Chad Johnson sex tape?!?

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