And it’s one, two, three years in jail for Lenny Dykstra.
The former leadoff hitter for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies has been sentenced to three years in prison in connection with his no contest plea to charges of grand theft auto, and providing a false financial statement, in California.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig said Dykstra, who was nicknamed “Nails” for his reckless style of play, displayed criminal conduct in trying to lease luxury cars from dealerships with phone information.
Dysktra, a pal of Charlie Sheen’s, said he’s “doing everything in [his] power to be a better person” in a statement to the court Monday.
His lawyer Andrew Flier said the former speedster was unfairly sentenced because of his high profile.
“To give him state prison is outrageous,” Flier said following the ruling. “I find it disgusting.”
Dykstra’s issues don’t end there: In addition to the sentence, he’s still on the hook for federal bankruptcy charges in a trial later this summer; and indecent exposure charges from a woman he made acquaintance with through Craigslist.
As we exclusively reported, the former baseball great, who had 285 stolen bases in his 12-year career, also had an infamous tête-à-tête with porn starlet Monica Foster, who claims he bounced a $1,000 check on her for a romantic rendezvous in Beverly Hills in December 2010.
“He is a coward: I know in his eyes, he just screwed over a hooker and he thinks he can just treat people like crap because he was once a big name,” Foster told us exclusively.
When we contacted Dykstra for comment on the story, he told us, “F**k that wh**e! … this is some f**king black wh**e trying to make money off of me.”
Dykstra went on to call the entire situation “a set-up,” claiming he’d never even met the porn actress: “She forged a check from a bank account that has been closed for years.”
Foster might have had the last laugh, tweeting in response to Dykstra’s sentence Monday, “Well well well – looks like Lenny Dykstra has to face the music for his mischief :)”