Ex-Phillie Jayson Werth Sentenced to Jail for Driving Too Fast

Police clocked Werth at 105 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on a Sunday morning in July. His lawyer says he will appeal.

Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth, a member of the 2008 World Series championship team, has been convicted of reckless driving and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. His lawyer says he’ll appeal the sentence.

Police pulled Werth over on July 6th, clocking him at 105 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Route 193 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He was driving a two-door Porsche.

Werth’s attorney says he will appeal. If the appeal is thrown out, Werth is expected to serve half of his 10-day sentence.

Werth played four seasons with the Phillies, hitting .282 with 95 homers. In his last season with the Phillies, in 2010, he lead the league in doubles.

In other Jayson Werth news, Washington Nationals fans made a giant Jayson Werth garden gnome replica out of $3,800 worth of canned tuna at Reagan National Airport.

[Washington Post | NBC Washington]