Bush charged in lacrosse fight
by ADRIANE TILLMAN
Apr 02, 2009 | 1537 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Matt Bush no longer wears the Padres uniform.
Matt Bush no longer wears the Padres uniform.
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Former Padres pitcher Matt Bush, a Mission Bay High graduate, has been charged with four misdemeanors of battery after allegedly assaulting Granite Hills students during a lacrosse practice on Feb. 4 in El Cajon.

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis filed four misdemeanor battery charges against Bush. If convicted, Bush could face up to four years in jail and a $2,000 fine. Bush is scheduled to be arraigned on April 28 at 8 a.m. in Superior Court in El Cajon.

Bush was allegedly intoxicated when he assaulted the high school lacrosse players who sustained minor injuries, according to Lt. Steve Shakowski, spokesperson for the El Cajon Police Department.

After the incident, the Padres shipped Bush off to the Toronto Blue Jays to be traded for another player or cashed out, which has yet to be determined.

The Feb. 4 mayhem is the third altercation that Bush has been involved in since being taken No. 1 in the 2004 MLB draft. Two weeks after the draft, Bush was accused of felony assault and misdemeanor trespassing that stemmed from a nightclub altercation near the Padres spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz. Last summer, Bush was involved in another fight near Peoria.
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