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Report: Dukes' wife alleges that outfielder threatened to kill her

Updated: May 24, 2007, 9:44 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tampa Bay rookie Elijah Dukes was held out of the lineup Wednesday night against Seattle following a published report that his estranged wife sought a restraining order after being threatened by the 22-year-old outfielder.

The St. Petersburg Times reported NiShea Gilbert filed for court protection after receiving a threatening message on her cell phone on May 2, as well as a text message that included a picture of a handgun.

Gilbert played a voice mail allegedly from Dukes ...

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