TMZ: Ex-MLB star Josh Beckett was arrested after allegedly going full NFL linebacker on a country band … completely laying out the singer and causing injuries, TMZ Sports has learned.
We’re told the 37-year-old — who won World Series MVP with the Marlins in 2003 — was at an open mic night at a country club in Texas with some friends when he jumped on to the stage mid-performance and tackled the singer.
Cops were called to the scene and Beckett was arrested for public intoxication — the officer said he determined Beckett was “a danger to himself and others.”
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Beckett admitted to stage diving and said he hit his leg on the speaker during the incident.
The worst part … the singer of the band told cops he suffered serious injuries to his arm, neck and shoulder from the incident … including a torn rotator cuff and dislocated shoulder.
This is exactly what I would expect Josh Becket to be up to in his retirement. Diving at country singers. Alcohol is a pretty amazing thing. Think about it, you can sit there being all normal and not drinking, drink some alcohol, and all of a sudden you’re diving at the lead singer of an open mic. What a time to be alive. Throwing himself on stage is the best thing he’s thrown in the last 5 years, so he’s got that going for him. They probably ran out of chicken and beer… Beckett always struck me as an unhinged hillbilly, so this story has a shock factor of zero on me.