A History of Sports Champions With Rap Sheets

Ugueth Urbina

Sport: Baseball
Team(s): Florida Marlins
Champion: 2003 World Series
Offense(s): Attempted murder
Sentence: 14 years and seven months. Served five years and nine months.

As a member of the Florida Marlins' 2003 World Series championship team, Ugueth Urbina was responsible for securing wins for his team. In fact, during the 1999 campaign, Urbina led the league in saves with 41. In a strange twist of irony after all the saves he made throughout his career, no one could save him after he attacked five farm workers on his property in Venezuela with a machete, as well as trying to pour gasoline on them. The reason? Urbina thought they stole his gun. After his arrest, he was sentenced to 14 years and 7 months in prison, however, he was released after 69 months.

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