Tampa – Carl Everett got into a dispute with his wife Monday night, pointing a gun at her head then breaking two cell phones when she attempted to call for help, according to an arrest report. Everett was arrested late Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with a witness.. The trouble started at 7:30 p.m., according to the report. Everett was arguing with his wife. Court records show he is married to Linda Everett. The argument was escalated by Everett, when he pointed a silver handgun his wife’s head and pressed it against the side of her head, placing her in fear for her life, according to the report. Linda Everett then tried to call 911, on her iPhone. Everett grabbed it and broke it. His wife tried to call 911 from another phone, but Everett grabbed that and broke it too, according to the report. The Everetts have been married 18 years and have three children together, according to the report.
Typically with a story like this you’re supposed to express shock and dismay and say how you never really know about the private lives of the ballplayers you watch. But not this time. I know less than nothing about Carl Everett’s personal life but I saw this one coming a mile away. In fact I’m pretty sure that during that infamous Family Day Game when he lost his shit and had to be dragged off the field and flipped out at Bret Saberhagen in the dugout, I said something along the lines of “I bet you that some day we’re going to read about this nutjob putting a gun to his wife’s head.” Some guys just have that “I might blow my wife’s brains out” look in their eye, and Jurassic Carl is one of them. I contend he’s still the craziest single player in Red Sox history, and they not only had Wade Boggs who was certifiable, they had Jimmy Piersall who actually spent time in a nut house. But compared to Everett, those two look like Supreme Court justices. I guess my only surprise about this story is that it took this long. @jerrythornton1