wife of L.A. Dodgers coach Don Mattingly, arrested
Los Angeles Dodgers coach Don
Mattingly's wife, Kim, arrested for public intoxication.
Kim Mattingly, wife of Los Angeles Dodgers special assignment
coach Don Mattingly, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with
public intoxication and disorderly conduct, according to
reports. According to the police, they were called to the home
of Don Mattingly on Saturday to investigate a report of a person
refusing to leave the property.
When the police arrived, the person
turned out to be Kim Mattingly, the wife of the Dodgers coach,
who according to the probable cause affidavit, smelled of
alcohol and screamed at officers. Don and Kim Mattingly filed
for divorce in November, citing irreconcilable differences, but
the divorce has not been finalized yet. Kim Mattingly told the
police the reason for the argument was that Don Mattingly had
taken her phone and she wanted it back. Don Mattingly has denied
having his estranged wife's phone and on Monday filed for a
protective order against his wife, which the court granted.
Kim Mattingly was arrested Saturday and
charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, but
released soon after posting $50 bond and made her first court
appearance Monday on the charges. The next hearing is scheduled
for March 3rd.
A former AL MVP during 14 seasons with
the Yankees from 1982-95, Mattingly spent the past four seasons
as a coach under Joe Torre. After losing out to Joe Girardi for
the Yankees' manager job, Mattingly followed Torre to the
Dodgers. Last month Don Mattingly announced that because of
family reasons, he will serve as special assignment coach in
2008, instead of hitting coach.