Former baseball star turned millionaire investor turned white-collar criminal Lenny Dykstra is reportedly being released from a California prison Sunday.
He will walk just 15 months into his three-year term.
He pleaded no contest and was imprisoned.
“Nails,” who played 12 seasons with the Mets and Phillies before retiring in 1996 at age 33, has attended a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.
Christopher Frankie, who wrote “Nailed: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra,” was surprised with the decision to let him out early.
Why? “Because he blatantly disobeyed the court, and a lot of the stuff was very brazen. He was doing it in the full view of law enforcement,” he wrote.
Nevertheless, he’s wishing him well: “I hope, for his sake, his family’s sake, and the public’s sake, that he doesn’t return to his criminal past,” Frankie said.
“I think people in this country love a comeback story, so he certainly has that opportunity,” he added. “But I’m not convinced that’s the path he’s going to take.”
Here’s hoping it somehow is his chosen path … but we don’t recommend taking any stock tips or investing in any car washes with the guy going forward.
The more you know.