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Someone apparently got Jayson Werth’s autograph in jail

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out in the first-inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 21, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth arrived to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on Friday to begin the first of five days, all on weekends, in jail for reckless driving. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post tweeted this picture of someone who apparently got Werth’s autograph on an inmate handbook while there.

Please let this Jayson Werth autograph be real (via @coach_tommyg) http://t.co/AgdY5ShQru pic.twitter.com/baxESeN1Tb

— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 31, 2015


A quick search for Werth autographs on eBay turns up similar signatures, so this appears to be legit. It’s not every day you get a baseball’s autograph in jail.

In saying “Gm 4 was sick!!”, Werth is referring to Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS against the Cardinals in which the veteran slugged a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of Lance Lynn, ending a 13-pitch at-bat. The homer tied up the series at 2-2, but the Nationals would ultimately fall to the Cardinals 9-7 in Game 5.

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