In spite of his name, Elvis LeBron is not a rock 'n' roll sensation or a basketball star. Now, he is not a professional baseball player, either.
In spite of his name, Elvis LeBron is not a rock 'n' roll sensation or a basketball star. Now, he is not a professional baseball player, either.

WATCH: Former Cubs prospect attacks umpire with bat, gets banned for life


by - Senior Writer -

SAN JOSE DE OCOA, Dominican Republic – Elvis LeBron is an interesting moniker that combines the first names of two American icons. However, the baseball player sporting that name recently went viral for something that was anything but iconic, as LeBron was arrested for attacking an umpire with his bat and subsequently banned from baseball for life.

LeBron is a former Cubs prospect with a reputation for poor sportsmanship and temperament issues on the field. A native of the Dominican Republic, LeBron was playing in the Dominican League when his baseball career ended due to the violent outburst.

After being ejected by the home plate umpire for arguing balls and strikes, LeBron became enraged and pushed the umpire before attacking him with his bat. The umpire fell to the ground at that point, and after he stood back up, LeBron threw his helmet at him.

Once LeBron calmed down and exited the field, he was immediately arrested and could be charged with attempted murder. The Dominican League wasted little time in banishing LeBron, who was banned from participating not only in baseball but also all other formalized recreational activities in the Dominican Republic. As for the umpire, he attempted to finish the game but was eventually taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

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