Former Devil Ray Elijah Dukes arrested for failing to pay child support

7:43 AM, Nov 3, 2010   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- If you don't pay child support, you can go to jail, even if you are a professional athlete. 

Former Tampa Bay Rays player Elijah Dukes was arrested Monday for allegedly not paying child support to two different women.

Per a court ruling back in January 2009, Dukes was supposed to pay $40,000 a month in support and alimony.

Dukes has a history of other arrests, including battery and drug charges.

Dukes played for the then-named Devil Rays in 2007, after being in the team's farm system since 2003. He was traded to the Washington Nationals that off-season. Dukes currently plays for the Newark Bears, a professional baseball team that is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

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