And then there is the matter of Jones’ impending divorce battle with his estranged wife, Nicole.
With charges pending following a Christmas 2012 domestic dispute in which Jones was alleged to have dragged his wife down the stairs, both sides have filed divorce papers seeking custody of their son, making it unlikely the family will get back together at the 9-bedroom, 15-bathroom home they shared at 2931 Gray Moss Pass, Duluth, GA 30097.
The manse-like property, listed for $4.99 million, sits at the end of a cul-de-sac backing onto the exclusive Sugarloaf Country Club. Jones bought the place in 2002 for $2.77 million and had it outfitted for a king — of the outfield.
The home and property are completely loaded with top-of-the-line upgrades and amenities, including an indoor basketball court, elevator, sparkling pool/spa, million-dollar views, putting green, indoor resistance pool, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub, double waterfall feature, batting cage, outdoor kitchen, 2 indoor kitchens, 3 laundry rooms and 3 master suites on main floor.
If it sounds outlandish, it’s not really when you consider the stellar career Jones racked up in Atlanta, where he was a perennial All-Star who could do damage at the plate and rob opposing hitters with his defensive skills.
Jones’ career with the Braves started in 1996, when he became the youngest player to ever hit a home run in the postseason. After 11 seasons in Atlanta, he then signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007 and has since bounced from the Texas Rangers to the Chicago White Sox to the New York Yankees before signing in December 2012 with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League in for $3.5 million.
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