Former Major League outfielder and DH Danny Tartabull earned nearly $33 million over the course of a 14-year professional career, according to Baseball-Reference.com.
And according to the L.A. County Child Support Services Department, Tartabull, who last played with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997, owes about a quarter-million dollars in unpaid child support for his two sons, making him the most wanted deadbeat dad in Los Angeles.
Tartabull’s oldest son, Zach, was a two-star wide receiver recruit in the
class of 2010 and is now a model. His younger son, Quentin, is a three-star
defensive back recruit in the class of 2014 and has verbally committed to
Per the poster below, Tartabull entered a no contest plea on Jan. 24, 2011,
to a violation of Penal Code Section 166(a)(4), which is "willful disobedience
of the terms as written of any process or court order or out-of-state court
order, lawfully issued by a court, including orders pending trial."
Tartabull then failed to meet the terms of his probation and didn’t show up
to serve a 180-day jail sentence last year. There has been a warrant out for his
arrest since May 2, 2012.
one percent of the 1991 All-Star's career earnings, so one would think his
delinquency is a matter of laziness or indifference, not lack of funds.
But then again, this wouldn’t be the first time a professional athlete burned
through an absurd amount of money, either.
So will Danny Tartabull pay what he owes in child support? Don't bet on it!
Or maybe he’s just waiting on his latest Seinfeld and Married With Children royalty
checks to cash.