Court says Reardon can get on with his life
Former All-Star relief pitcher Jeff Reardon was released from court supervision Thursday, a year after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for robbing a jewelry store.
Reardon, 52, walked into Hamilton Jewelers in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., in December 2005 and handed an employee a note saying he had a gun and the store was being robbed. He fled with about $170. He did not have a gun.
Psychiatrists testified during his trial last year that Reardon was under the influence of a dozen prescription medications and that there was no reasonable explanation for the robbery.
The four-time All-Star was 73-77 with 367 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 16 seasons with the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees.