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Police still not involved in Dukes matter

The wife of Devil Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes said she doesn't want to see her estranged husband go to jail for the verbal threats that prompted her to file a domestic violence injunction against the 22-year-old rookie.

Asked why NiShea Gilbert hasn't gone to the police with the threats -- which included a confrontation at her middle school job, a profanity-laced phone message and a cell phone message with a picture of a gun -- she said she simply wants Dukes to get help for his anger management problem.

“He needs help," Gilbert said. "I just want to see him get help."

Gilbert said she has not received contact from the Devil Rays or any law enforcement branch about the threats. She was, however, so inundated with calls at her job at Shields Middle School from media that she left early.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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