Former New York Mets OF Lenny Dykstra is facing four years in prison after changing his plea from guilty to no contest on auto theft and providing a false financial statement in connection with allegedly trying to lease and then sell high-end cars from multiple dealerships.
The charges against Dykstra were significantly reduced in return for the changed plea and he was immediately released from county lock up, where he had been for over four months.
All told, the prosecutors dropped more than a dozen charges against Dykstra but he still faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on January 20.
According to the Daily News, Dykstra will enter a drug rehab center in the next few days.
The former World Series champion still faces two other cases, including one for exposing himself to a woman that was responding to a housekeeping ad he placed on Criagslist.