Former Major League outfielder Carl Everett is in a Tampa jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with a witness.
10 News Staff
5:59 AM EDT April 27, 2011
6:13 AM EDT April 27, 2011
Carl Everettfacescharges in Tampaof aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with a witness. Bad Jocks:Athlete arrest booking photosJail records indicate the 39-year-old Everett was arrested Monday night at his suburban Tampa home. Police sayEverett pressed a gun at his wife's head, causing her to fear for her life and try to call 911 on her cell phone. Everett reportedlygrabbed the phone from her and broke it.Attempting to call 911 again, his wife grabbed another cell, but her husband broke that one too.The couple has been married for 18 years.At his first court appearance Wednesday morning, Everett was given a $5,000 bond and ordered no violentcontact with the victim.Everett's wife,Linda,was present at the court hearing. Despite the accusations against her husband, she asked the judge to release Everett so he could help take care of their children. Everett's attorney told the judge Everett has alcohol and depression issues, and needs to work on these problems.Everett played Major League Baseball for 14 seasons. He began with the Florida Marlins and was traded to the New York Mets. He also played with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners.Everett is from Tampa and attended Hillsborough High School./>