Elijah Dukes, a standout athlete while at Hillsborough High, has been arrested again.
After signing a letter of intent to play football at North Carolina State, Dukes was drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round of the 2002 MLB draft and made his debut in 2007.
Dukes immediately showed his extraordinary athleticism and promise by hitting a home run in his first major league at bat against the Yankees.
Unfortunately, that promise was never fulfilled as Dukes has continued to battle with off-the-field problems since his father was convicted of second degree murder in 1996.
Dukes has been arrested several times for charges ranging from battery to failure to pay child support.
The embattled outfielder last played in the majors for the Washington Nationals in 2009.
Last February, Dukes was arrested for allegedly trying to eat a plastic bag of marijuana and conceal marijuana on his person.
Monday, Dukes was arrested once again; apparently for failing to appear in court on several drug and traffic charges.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Dukes was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Tuesday morning without bail.