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Contreras in trouble with the law

There was a rumor that started here in the comments thread last week that Jose Contreras' poor start and erratic mound behavior on Opening Day was a direct result of being served with divorce papers just hours before his start. That theory got some credence with some bizarre Ozzie Guillen quotes about him not being focused, but seemed to be debunked by a lexisnexis search turning up nothing in the court records.

Today, however, comes the news that Contreras was allegedly involved in a plot to pay money to smuggle his family into the US. The official accusations came Tuesday, but you have to wonder if Contreras wasn't informed of the allegations (possibly by subpoena) back on opening day, making our rumor false but not completely unfounded.

[LA Times] -- Contreras implicated in smuggling case