Former National Elijah Dukes arrested for assault

Former Washington Nationals' outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested Mar. 2 and is accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, Hardball Talk reports.

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The St. Petersburg Times reports that before this incident, Dukes had outstanding warrants against him for contempt of court and driving with a suspended license.

The Nationals released Dukes during Spring Training last season. At the time, General Manager Mike Rizzo said the move was due to on-field performance and not off-the-field issues.

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