NEW YORK -- Troubled ex-Met/Phillie Lenny Dykstra is due to be released from a California prison on Sunday after serving 15 months of a three-year sentence, the Inquirer reported.
Frank Fitzpatrick and Zach Berman write:
Dykstra, 50, pleaded no contest in October 2011 to three grand theft auto charges and one count of filing a false financial report, the latest in a series of downfalls in a tragic slide.
After attending a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, he was sentenced to three years in prison on March 5, 2012.
"I was surprised they let him out before the three years, to be quite frank with you," said Christopher Frankie, author of Nailed: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra. "Because he blatantly disobeyed the court, and a lot of the stuff was very brazen. He was doing it in the full view of law enforcement."