On Saturday, a Florida jury acquitted former Yankee hero Jim “The King” Leyritz of DUI manslaughter. Although he was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of DUI.
A jury in Florida on Saturday acquitted former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz of DUI manslaughter in a 2007 crash that killed a mother of two.
However, Leyritz was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. Leyritz had faced up to 15 years in prison if convicted on the manslaughter charge.
Sentencing was set for Nov. 29.
Leyritz must have had one heckuva lawyer.
No one can deny Leyritz’ heroics on the field — Game 2 in the ’95 ALDS, Game 4 of the ’96 World Series, etc. — but what he did was inexcusable. I hope he gets the maximum six months; I have no sympathy for people that drink and drive, let alone do that and kill people.
I don’t care that the lady he killed, 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch, was also two times the legal limit at the time of the crash. It’s BS and I hope he pays the price. I’m not going to get aggravated and get into it too much here, because that is not what this website is about, but my impression of Leyritz as a person plummeted.
Jimmy, I’ll always love you for what you did for the Yanks but I hope you get ass-raped every day and rot in your cell.