Kim Mattingly, the wife of Los Angeles Dodgers’s assistant coach Don Mattingly, was arrested over the weekend and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after she allegedly refused to leave her husband’s property.
The couple filed for divorce in November, and Don Mattingly announced last month that he would be moved from hitting coach to major league special assignment coach for the 2008 season because of family reasons.
Kim Mattingly’s arrest came after Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Mattingly home on Darmstadt Road on Saturday for a report of a family dispute “involving a person who refused to leave.”
When deputies arrived, Kim Mattingly, 45, allegedly said her husband had taken her phone and she wanted it back.
Don Mattingly told deputies he did not have the phone, so deputies informed her that he did not have the phone and that she needed to go through her lawyer for future dealings with him. She also was told to stay away from the property.
Hours later, deputies were called back to the home and found Kim Mattingly trying to leave. She was reportedly a passenger in a car. The officer said he told the driver to stop the car and ordered Kim Mattingly to get out.
She allegedly was unsteady on her feet, smelled of alcohol and “had an abusive attitude,” according to Howard.
At the risk of making light of a beloved Yankee’s family situation, I would like to point out there’s no truth to the rumor Denny Neagle has asked for Kim’s phone number.