GONZALES, La. — Despite an array of legal problems, Greg "Toe" Nash was such a hot baseball prospect that local officials gave the high school dropout a second chance.
Those efforts may have gone for naught.
Nash, an outfielder in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' farm system, was in jail Wednesday after his arrest on a charge of raping a 15-year-old girl.
"The local community, the political people, the mayor all wanted to give this kid an opportunity," District Attorney Tony Falterman said. "From what I know about him, he had every opportunity to have a productive life in baseball."
Nash, 19, was arrested Tuesday on one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated crime against nature, a felony charge that covers a variety of sexual misconduct.