Elijah Dukes arrested in Tampa

Updated: November 2, 2010, 8:55 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Authorities say former Major League Baseball player Elijah Dukes has been jailed in Tampa on charges related to allegedly failing to pay child support.

Hillsborough County jail records show the one-time outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals was arrested Monday on contempt of court charges. He remained in jail Tuesday.

Dukes appeared in 280 games over three seasons for the Rays and Nationals, who released him before the 2010 season. He batted ...

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