Former Rockies pitcher Chacon in Colorado jail
GREELEY, Colorado – Former major league pitcher Shawn Chacon is being held in Greeley on a charge related to unpaid gambling markers in Nevada.
Chacon remained in the Weld County jail on Tuesday, a day after being arrested at a bowling alley.
The Las Vegas Sun reported Friday that Chacon faces a felony charge in connection with three bad checks written for $50,000 to Ceasars Palace in March.
Chacon, who attended high school in Greeley, played for the Colorado Rockies, and he was an All-Star in 2003. He also played for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Last year, the Houston Astros released Chacon after a confrontation with general manager Ed Wade.
In 2009, Chacon played for the Sacramento River, Oakland’s Triple-A team.