Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Joba Jukes Jail

Joba Chamberlain, the Yankee's star Ace pitcher of the future got an easy sentence this Wednesday morning in Nebraska on DUI and open container charges stemming from last year. Joba took a plea deal from the prosecutors office which only gave him 9 months probation, a $400 fine and dropped the second charge of possessing an open container. 

Judge Yardley offered some great words of wisdom for the young MLB star.  "You probably worked long and hard to get where you are today," Judge Laurie Yardley said before sentencing Chamberlain to nine months' probation. "It takes about 10 seconds to wipe all that out."

Joba had just pitched 5 3/4's innings in a 6-3 win over Cincy on Tuesday before flying into Lincoln, Nebraska.  He attended college at Nebraska and has links to the area still. Joba was caught with a .134 BAC level when he was pulled over.  

Although Joba did get away easy, this ordeal did take 3 continuances and a great deal of time and energy and was publicized in the press for a year. Hopefully Joba learns his lesson and can now focus on helping the Yanks pitching out this year.

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