Ponson: Jail stay was 'life-changing experience'

Updated: February 21, 2005, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- An 11-day jail stay in his native land of Aruba taught Sidney Ponson a valuable lesson, one that will forever alter the way he handles his celebrity status.

Being a high-paid major league pitcher has its perks. Ponson owns a lavish house in south Florida and parks his new black Mercedes in a prime spot at the Baltimore Orioles' spring training camp.

But popularity has its price. In the wake of a Christmas Day brawl in which he landed in jail after allegedly ...

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