Former MLB slugger Albert Belle was arrested in Arizona on charges of indecent exposure and driving under the influence, according to police and jail records.
Belle, 51, was arrested Sunday on two counts of indecent exposure, one count of DUI and one count of DUI with blood alcohol content of .08 or more, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office online jail records.
Belle — a five-time All-Star outfielder who played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles – was arrested by Salt River Indian Police and was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Jail on Sunday, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Calbert Gillett told The Post. Belle was released the same day, Gillett said.
Calls seeking additional comment from the Salt River Police Department were not immediately returned early Monday.
The details of Belle’s arrest were not immediately clear, but Belle was arrested during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, KSAZ reports.
Belle, one of baseball’s best sluggers of the 1990s, played most of his career with the Indians before stints with the White Sox and the Orioles. He retired after the 2000 season with a .295 batting average and 381 home runs. Belle also led the American League in RBIs three times and hit a league-leading 50 home runs in 1995.
But Belle’s career was also marred by controversy, including a seven-game suspension he received for using a corked bat in 1994 and allegedly chasing down teenagers during a Halloween egg-throwing incident in 1996. In 2006, Belle pleaded guilty to stalking a former girlfriend and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years’ supervised probation.
Belle also spent 10 weeks in 1990 receiving treatment for alcoholism at the Cleveland Clinic, according to the Baltimore Sun.