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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/262741.html

    Allison in Trouble Again

    Jeff Allison faces three felony charges--one count for heroin possession and
    two for possession of stolen vehicles--stemming from separate incidents
    last week in North Carolina, a spokesperson with the Guilford County Clerk
    of Courts said.

    Allison, as first reported Tuesday on the Greensboro (N.C.) News and
    Record's Web site, also has been charged with possession of drug
    paraphernalia and resisting a public officer, both misdemeanors, in
    connection with an Oct. 25 incident. Police said Allison was spotted driving
    a 2002 Dodge Ram truck that had been reported stolen when he was pulled
    over.

    Allison, 21, tried to flee but was apprehended by officers, police said.
    Allison, who listed a Greensboro address on the arrest report, faces a Nov.
    30 court date on those charges.

    Allison also faces a Dec. 4 court date in neighboring High Point, N.C., on a
    separate charge of felony possession of a stolen vehicle. That alleged
    incident took place a day earlier, police said, and involved a 2001
    Chevrolet Astro van reported stolen from the parking lot of a lighting
    company.

    Under North Carolina law, Allison could serve more than four years in jail
    if convicted on all charges. However, his lack of a prior felony conviction
    makes him eligible to enter a court-ordered drug-treatment program; if he
    completes it the charges could be dismissed.

    The pitcher suffered a near-fatal heroin overdose in July 2004 and
    reportedly was found unconscious by Medford, Mass., police in August.
    Allison, a former high school star in the Boston area, has failed at least
    one drug test for marijuana and has sought treatment for OxyContin
    dependency.

    Allison, who has not pitched professionally since August 2005, recently was
    placed on the restricted list by the Marlins. A first-round draft pick in
    June 2003, Allison received a $1.85 million signing bonus but has seen only
    a fraction of that sum due to a restructured contract that mandated regular
    drug tests.

    "We have retained his rights but he is not an active member of the
    organization," a Marlins official said. "He hasn't been for quite a while."

    Asked if the Marlins have given up hope that Allison will ever pitch for
    them again, the official said, "You could probably say that."

    Allison, the 2003 High School Player of the Year, has made just 20 starts over the past four years. He spent the 2005 season at Class A Greensboro, going 5-4, 4.18.

  • #2
    man he is so talented
    y cant he just use his talent and quit screwing up his life?
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    • #3
      The road to recovery from drug addiction is a tough battle, especially something as strong as OxyContin, which a pharmacist once described to me as "legal heroin" (which is probably why Allison sought heroin: in order to fill the void of withdrawl). Regardless of talent, support, and financial situation, abstinance is a difficult think to acheive (see: Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden).
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      • #4
        It's really too bad that had to happen, A career cast asunder.
        Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

        "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau

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        • #5
          Reminds me of Strawberry. He just wasted his talent with his drug use.
          Lets Go Mets!!!

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