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Dukes cleans cages at zoo, granted release on probation

Updated: April 25, 2008, 3:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- Washington Nationals outfielder Elijah Dukes spent 25 hours during the past week cleaning cages and mopping at an area zoo as part of a deal to shorten his probation on a previous drug charge, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

A judge agreed to terminate Dukes' supervision on Thursday as a result of Dukes satisfying the community service requirements of his probation with his work at the Lowry Park Zoo. Dukes was sentenced to one year probation in September after pleading ...

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