Monday, October 4, 2004
Attorney: Caminiti could be released Tuesday
HOUSTON -- The attorney for former National League most
valuable player Ken Caminiti said his client will go before a judge
Tuesday and accept jail time for violating his probation.
With time already served, Caminiti could be released, lawyer
Terry Yates told Houston television station KRIV in a report aired
"What we anticipate is going before the judge and accepting a
sentence, going and pleading true to the allegations, accepting a
sentence of 180 days in jail, have the judge sentence him," Yates
said. "We believe that we've got sufficient back time or credit in
the jail for Ken to be released tomorrow."
Caminiti, a former Houston Astro, has been in the Harris County
Jail since Sept. 10 for violating the terms of his probation
stemming from cocaine possession in 2002. His probation officer has
said he has failed four drug tests since going on probation.
Caminiti acknowledged during his playing days he had been an
alcoholic. He told a magazine he was using performance-enhancing
drugs when he won the 1996 MVP award as a member of the San Diego
"He is ready to move on with his life," Yates said.