It'll Be Three Years In State Prison For Lenny Dykstra, And It's Only The Beginning

Today's sentence, handed down by a California judge, was in relation to the no contest plea former Mets and Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra had entered in October on charges of grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. Dykstra's attempt to withdraw the plea was denied, which is not surprising considering prosecutors had agreed to drop 21 additional charges in the first place in exchange for it. Dykstra continues to see himself as some sort victim here, telling the court that while he might have been wrong, he's not a criminal. But he's still facing allegations of indecent exposure, and his trial in federal court on bankruptcy charges is still scheduled for this summer. [AP]