Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Furcal begins serving 21-day stint
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal
turned himself in to the Cobb County Jail on Tuesday to serve a
21-day sentence on a probation violation.
Jail spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford said Furcal entered the jail two
hours before a court deadline.
A judge decided last week to allow Furcal to participate in the
playoffs despite a probation violation on a drunken driving charge.
Furcal's season ended Monday night when the Braves lost in Game 5
of their divisional series against the Houston Astros.
Furcal, 26, was arrested Sept. 10 in Atlanta on a
charge of driving under the influence -- his second DUI arrest in
four years. Because of that arrest, he violated his probation in
Cobb County for a June 2000 arrest on similar charges.
Cobb County State Court Judge David Darden sentenced Furcal to
21 days in jail to be followed by a 28-day in-house treatment