Albert Belle Arrested for DUI, Indecent Exposure at Spring Training Game


Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Albert Belle got himself arrested over the weekend for indecent exposure and DUI, according to multiple reports.

According to New York Daily News, the 51-year-old was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office jail, whose jurisidiction covers the San Francisco Giants training hub in Scottsdale. The arrest reportedly took place during a spring training game in Scottsdale.

The circumstances behind the arrest have not yet been released.

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Belle was one of the game's most productive hitters during his 12 seasons - leading the majors with 1,099 runs batted in in the 1990s.

Belle has had issues with alcohol before, spending 10 weeks in a Cleveland Clinic rehab facility in 1990 to receive treatment for alcoholism while he was with the Cleveland Indians.

When Belle triggered the clause after just two seasons in Chicago, the White Sox declined to meet his financial demands, which saw him become a free agent immediately. He also had an infamous incident when he trucked Fernando Vina on the bases. Belle subsequently regained the mantle of highest paid player in the game, signing a five-year deal with the Orioles worth $65 million. He played two seasons here before degenerative hip osteoarthritis forced him to retire in spring training 2001 at age 34.