Ex-MLB Pitcher Josh Beckett Arrested For Flying Tackle of Country Band Singer

Former World Series MVP Josh Beckett recently got himself arrested after allegedly transitioning from a pitcher to an NFL linebacker when he delivered a form tackle to a country band.

“We’re told the 37-year-old — who won World Series MVP with the Marlins in 2003 — was at an open mic night at a country club in Texas with some friends when he jumped on to the stage mid-performance and tackled the singer.

Cops were called to the scene and Beckett was arrested for public intoxication — the officer said he determined Beckett was “a danger to himself and others.”

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Beckett admitted to stage diving and said he hit his leg on the speaker during the incident. 

The worst part … the singer of the band told cops he suffered serious injuries to his arm, neck and shoulder from the incident … including a torn rotator cuff and dislocated shoulder.”

Beckett’s lawyer has since claimed the entire incident was just horseplay and he didn’t mean anything by it. Looks like that horseplay is going to cost him heavily in his pockets.


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