John (Blue Moon) Odom, arraigned Wednesday on five misdemeanor counts, said he would begin a counseling program after Christmas and also would field job offers.
"I'm going to relax and go to Georgia for Christmas," the former pitcher said from his Fountain Valley apartment. "I'll take it from there when I get back. I plan to talk to whoever calls and see what is the best job for me."
On Dec. 10, Odom held his wife hostage at gunpoint for an hour in their one-bedroom apartment. He then held off a police SWAT team for another six hours before he was coaxed out of the apartment with tear gas. No shots were fired, and Odom was arrested without further incident.
Odom, 40, was released after nearly a weeklong stay at the Orange County Jail late Tuesday when Westminster Municipal Judge Michael Beecher said that a psychiatric evaluation showed Odom not to be dangerous.