Neagle hasn't pitched in more than a year
Neagle, who has not pitched in more than a year because of injuries, was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. in this west Denver suburb after an officer saw his white Cadillac Escalade speeding, police spokesman Steve Davis said.
After the officer asked Neagle why his belt was unbuckled, the woman said Neagle had paid her for sex, Davis said.
No phone numbers were available for Neagle or his agent, Barry Meister.
Rockies President Keli McGregor issued a statement calling the allegation "extremely serious" and said the team was still gathering information.
Davis said the woman, Jill Russell, 40, of Denver was issued a citation on a charge of prostitution. Her phone number wasn't available.
Neither Neagle nor Russell was taken into custody because the charges were minor misdemeanors, Davis said.
Neagle was issued a court for summons for Jan. 27 and Russell for Jan. 13.
Neagle, 36, last pitched on July 20, 2003. In the past 14 months, he has undergone elbow ligament surgery and elective shoulder surgery.
Neagle signed a five-year, $51.5 million contract with the Rockies in 2000 that includes a team option for 2006. He is set to make $10 million next year, with a $9 million buyout.
He is married and has three children.
In 2003, Neagle pleaded guilty to driving while impaired after his Hummer struck another vehicle.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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