Will Yoder
Tuesday March 6th, 2012

Former Major League baseball outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to three years in prison, according to the Associated Press.

Dykstra pleaded no contest to the charges of grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. He and two other men were charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office this summer after leasing three high-end cars by providing phony information and claiming false credit through a phony business.

"He obviously didn't have the money to get the vehicles," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig said. "His conduct was indeed criminal." Dykstra was a three-time All-Star in the National League and finished second in the MVP voting in 1993 when he hit .305/.420/.482 with a league leading 143 runs.

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