Esteban Loaiza, Who Made $43M As MLB Pitcher, Faces Life In Prison For Smuggling Tons of Cocaine

Esteban Loaiza had an illustrious career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball, that got him upwards of $43 million during his career that should’ve been enough to retire him.

It clearly wasn’t enough or he just got greedy and wanted more, because the two-time All-Star and former Chicago White Sox pitcher just pled guilty to felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute and now faces up to life in prison.

Via TMZ:

“As we previously reported, the 46-year-old was arrested in San Diego back in February after officials said he was trying to move more than $500,000 in cocaine from a house located near a school.

Officials say Loaiza was using “sophisticated” smuggling devices to hide the 22 kilos of coke.

He initially pled not guilty — but changed his plea. On Friday, he appeared in a San Diego federal courtroom to plead guilty to the charge.”

At the time of him being arrested, Loaiza couldn’t even come up with the $24,000 cash required to bond out of jail, despite the insane amount of money he made during his career. Loaiza is still tied for the most-ever wins in a season (21) by a Mexican-born pitcher.

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