10 Past and Current Orange County Pro Athletes Disgraced in 2012

The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.

Current and former pro athletes get into trouble some times--you'll often go to a daily newspaper police log to discover the sports page has broken out. Check out the 10 athletes after the jump . . .

Santa Ana-born pride of Garden Grove High, pro baseball warrior, Orange County car wash king, crony of CNBC Mad Moneyman Jim Cramer and convicted thief, druggie, conman and sex offender Lenny Dykstra was sentenced this month to 6 1/2 months in lockup, despite federal prosecutors seeking 2 1/2 years. The former All-Star with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies is also serving his federal time concurrently with his state stretches for grand theft auto, providing false financial statements, possession of cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone and exposing himself to maids he'd recruited online. The 49-year-old was also ordered to serve 500 hours of community service and pay $200,000 in restitution once he smells free air again by the middle of next year. (Lenny Dykstra, Former Pro Baseball Player Out of OC, Gets 6 1/2 More Months in Prison)

Los Angeles Dodger and Baltimore Oriole Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray agreed in August to pay $358,151 to settle a federal lawsuit tied to an insider-trading tip he received from his buddy and former teammate Doug DeCinces. On Nov. 28, the former Oriole and California Angel third baseman, who resides in Laguna Beach, and three associates were named in a 44-count federal indictment that dangles possible prison time over the trio. (Doug DeCinces, Former Angel Who Paid $2.5 Million to Settle Insider Trading Suit, Now Faces Possible Prison Time After Indictment)

"Bubby" surfs Nicaragua.
Beach pro surfer Christopher Polovina could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison Jan. 15 after pleading guilty in New Jersey to multiple counts related to threats he made against his ex-wife. The 34-year-old copped to threatening his ex-wife over two days in February 2009, during which he made 19 calls to her when she resided in Delaware Township of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Free on $20,000 bail, "Bubby" faces three to five years in New Jersey state prison for making the terroristic threats, 18 months for stalking and six months for contempt of court. ( Christopher Polovina, Newport Beach Pro Surfer, Faces Prison for Threatening Ex-Wife)

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