Former Mets and Phillies star Lenny Dykstra's life spiraled downward quickly after his playing days were over, and he now sits in prison with 25 felony charges, ranging from grand theft auto to identity theft to drug possession.
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, he also has been unable to come up with the $500,000 needed to bail himself out.
Now, he is asking for your help.
SaveLenny.com has been created in an attempt to solicit donations to Dykstra's bail payment.
Fans can donate money via Paypal, which also features a glowing profile of "Nails" and letters from fans, including one from a man who describes how Dykstra embodies "all of the qualities and traits [you] will need to succeed in life."
However, although SaveLenny.com is set up to appear fan-created, NBCSports' Josiah Schlatter points out that the domain is registered to Dykstra's investment company, Nails Investments.
According to the SaveLenny.com, the $500,000 needed for collateral on Dykstra's bail has been secured, but the former center fielder still needs $40,000 to $50,000 in cash to pay a bail bond agent. He will remain locked up until that money is paid.
Check out the screengrab below from SaveLenny.com's "Help Now" page.
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