Matt Bush, Former Number One Pick, To Serve at Least 3 Years in DUI Hit and Run

Matt Bush has had about as bad a run as possible for a former number one overall draft pick.  The San Diego Padres took Matt Bush number one in the 2004 draft.  That was the draft in which the Detroit Tigers took Justin Verlander number two overall.  Whoops.  Regardless, Bush never had a chance to pan out because of his legal troubles.  Now, he is going to serve at least three years in prison after a DUI hit and run accident from back in March.

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Bush is expected to accept a plea deal next week in relation to the hit and run involving a motorcyclist from March of this year.  Bush was drunk when he struck a 72 year old man and fled the scene.  Now, the 26 year old is going to serve time.

Topkin said Bush's attorney would not comment on the details of the plea agreement, but Bush's father did.

“He’s taking it pretty good,” Daniel Bush said. “He’s not crying or sulking. He’s preparing for it. Everybody in our family is backing him up."
Bush spent six seasons in the minor leagues.  Most recently, he was part of the Tampa Bay Rays organization.  In 2011, Bush pitched in 36 games and posted a 4.83 ERA.  In his minor league career, Bush has a 4.14 ERA.

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