Troubled former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra is in the news once again. Once again it is on TMZ. This time Dykstra says that he believes he has brain damage and is looking to blame the damage on the prison guards he encountered during his prison sentence for grand theft.
TMZ reports that guards beat him close to death:
Ex-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15 MILLION to make things right.
Dykstra has filed new docs in his war against L.A. County -- claiming one of the deputies whistled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" while beating him within inches of his life back in 2012.
Dykstra alleges that the result of the beating was brain damage and now wishes to be compensated.
With Dykstra's irrational behavior in recent years, I do not think he would have a hard time convincing someone that he is not with it mentally. However, a lot of it seems to have occurred prior to the imprisonment, including that which Dykstra pleaded guilty to in court. Dykstra reportedly became estranged from family and friends, even living in his car for periods of time.