His stellar reputation shattered by an alleged drunken-driving crash that killed a hardworking mother, former Yankee slugger Jim Leyritz remained secluded in his Florida home Sunday, distressed and desperate for a good lawyer. With his worried parents, children and ex-wife Karrie providing comfort, Leyritz privately contemplated his spiral from pinstripes to the possibility of serving 15 years in prison stripes. "He was very down and distraught," Leyritz's agent Andrew Levy told the Daily News Sunday after speaking with Leyritz. "This whole thing hasn't settled in yet." Levy said that because of the holidays, Leyritz, who faces charges of manslaughter and drunken driving, has been unable to hire a lawyer. "He's just focused on securing an attorney," Levy said. "Christmas and New Year's, it's not the easiest time. He's taking one thing at a time, and he's at home with his family." Released on $11,000 bail, the one-time World Series hero has yet to speak publicly about the crash early Friday morning in Fort Lauderdale that killed 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch, a mother of two.
Jim Leyritz In Desperate Search For Lawyer, Says Agent