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Furcal begins serving 21-day stint

Updated: October 12, 2004, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal turned himself in to the Cobb County Jail on Tuesday to serve a 21-day sentence on a probation violation.

Jail spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford said Furcal entered the jail two hours before a court deadline.

A judge decided last week to allow Furcal to participate in the playoffs despite a probation violation on a drunken driving charge. Furcal's season ended Monday night when the Braves lost in Game 5 of their divisional ...

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