September 19, 2014
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Former top draft pick Matt Bush has been
sentenced to six months in a rehabilitation program stemming from two incidents this year.
Bush was sentenced Tuesday in San Diego Superior Court after he
pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts. He also must complete 240 hours of community service and pay $4,400 in fines.
Bush was arrested in June for investigation of drunken driving, vandalism and resisting arrest. He also was accused in February of
assaulting members of a high school lacrosse team. The sentencing on Tuesday covered both incidents.
The San Diego Padres drafted Bush with the first pick in 2004 and traded him to Toronto in February. The Blue Jays released Bush in April for failing to comply with team guidelines.
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