It has been reported several times over the past year or so — most recently in that story I linked from yesterday’s New York Times — that Lenny Dykstra took his son Cutter Dykstra’s $700,000 signing bonus, “invested it” and subsequently lost it. We’ve passed along that allegation a few times ourselves, as it had never been refuted.
It has now, however, as Cutter Dykstra was a guest on the Dino Costa show on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio and he said there is nothing to the charge. A three minute clip of the interview can be heard on the Mad Dog Radio Facebook page, here. Here was the relevant exchange between Dino and Dykstra:
Dino Costa: “What about the story of the signing bonus that you got with the Brewers, that he took that money from you, is that true?”
Cutter Dykstra: “No, I mean, that’s stupid. That’s just nonsense.”
Cutter went on to be supportive of his father in the interview, saying, “My dad’s been great to me my whole life and he’s helped me through my career every day. He’s a grinder. Everyone needs to remember that, that’s he’s a grinder. He’s going to get through whatever he needs to get through.”
Look: we can say anything we want and think anything we want about Lenny Dykstra. But at some point a family matter is a family matter. It’s one thing to discuss the allegations when they’re out there unrefuted, but now that the alleged victim of the alleged crime has spoken, it’s probably best to leave this one alone. Dykstra has enough problems. If he and his son have made some sort of peace over all of this, that should be good enough for us.