Reports: Albert Belle arrested for DUI, indecent exposure

Retired MLB star Albert Belle was arrested at a spring training game in Arizona on two counts of indecent exposure, one count of DUI and one count of extreme DUI, according to multiple reports.

Belle was booked and released on Sunday by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Baltimore Sun reported.

While details on the charges are still emerging, the extreme DUI charge is used when someone registers a .15 or higher on a BAC test within two hours of operating a vehicle.

Belle, 51, was a feared slugger and five-time All-Star who played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles between 1989 and 2000.

He spent 10 weeks at the Cleveland Clinic in 1990 to receive treatment for alcoholism, according to the Sun.

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CLEVELAND, OH - CIRCA 1990: Albert Belle #8 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Oakland Athletics during an Major League Baseball game circa 1990 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Belle played for the Indians from 1989-96. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
USA - CIRCA 1990s: Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians looks on circa 1990s. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 2: Albert Belle #8 of the Cleveland Indians looks on during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on April 2, 1992 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - CIRCA 1993: Albert Belle #8 of the Cleveland Indians bats during an Major League Baseball game circa 1993 at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Belle played for the Indians from 1989-96. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
WINTER HAVEN, FL - MARCH 1994: Albert Belle #8 of the Clevealnd Indians poses breaking a bat in March 1994 in Winter Haven, Florida. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 11: Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners and Albert Belle #8 if the Cleveland Indians poses together for this portrait prior to the start of the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star game Gatorade Home Run Derby July 11, 1994 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Griffey was the winner of the Gatorade Home Run Derby. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16: Cleveland Indians outfielder Albert Belle re-enters the outfield 16 October during the Indians workout at the Kingdom, in Seattle, Washington. Belle and the Indians will take on the Seattle Mariners in game six on 17 October as the Indians lead the series 3-2. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Chris WILKENS/AFP/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 18: Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 18, 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1997: Albert Belle #8 of the Chicago White Sox poses for this portrait during Major League Baseball spring training circa 1997. Belle played for the Whites Sox from 1997-98. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES: Cleveland Indians fans, wearing Indian masks, sit behind Albert Belle of the Chicago White Sox as he awaits a pitch in the first inning of the 11 September game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL. AFP PHOTO/VINCENT LAFORET (Photo credit should read VINCENT LAFORET/AFP/Getty Images)
1 Mar 1999: Outfielder Albert Belle #88 of the Baltimore Orioles poses for a studio portrait on Photo Day during Spring Training at the Ft. Lauderdale Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 25: Albert Belle of the Baltimore Orioles bats during the game against the Oakland Athletics on April 25, 1999 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
Former major league baseball player Albert Belle in this booking mug was arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend by police in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 16, 2006. Belle is being held without bond in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona. Belle was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1987 and also played for the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. Belle retired in 2000. REUTERS/Jeff Topping
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In 1991, Belle's career took off as he hit 28 home runs -- kicking off a stretch of 10 consecutive seasons with at least 20 homers. He finished his career with 381 home runs and a .295 batting average.

Belle, who retired at 34 due to a degenerative hip, also encountered controversy during his playing days. Most famously, Belle was suspended seven games in 1994 for using a corked bat, then sending a teammate to break into the umpires' room to replace the evidence.

There was also an incident in 1996 where he flattened Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Fernando Vina on the basepath, drawing a five-game suspension.

He was also sued in 1996 for allegedly chasing teenagers he suspected had egged his house on Halloween and bumped one of them with his Ford Explorer. He eventually reached a settlement.

--Field Level Media

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