Monday, January 3, 2011

Miguel Tejada helps out a former teammate in a legal bind


The Giants newly acquired shortstop is helping out a former Oriole teammate who is a suspect in a death investigation in the Dominican Republic according to a story from the Baltimore Sun.
(Orioles right-handed reliever Alfredo) Simon, who was questioned by police today in the New Year’s Eve shooting death of a 25-year-old man in the coastal town of Luperon, is being represented by high-powered Dominican Republic attorneys who are being bankrolled by former Orioles star Miguel Tejada.
Tejada, who befriended Simon this season before he was traded to the San Diego Padres in July, said by phone this morning that he networked with friends in the Dominican to choose a firm that can best help Simon.
Tejada said he expects to pick up the bill, though he said former Orioles infielder Julio Lugo also has taken an active role and may help with the costs as well.
“Alfredo is a kid I really love a lot, he is in trouble right now, and that’s what we do, we stick together,” Tejada said. “We wanted some big company attorneys, there are some good ones here in the Dominican and this is a special case.”
Tejada has a reputation as being a very charitable person that looks to help out those in need.

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