Yankees Pitcher Joba Chamberlain Mom Busted for Meth: Tonight, Joba Chamberlain is set to make his fifth start of the season, as the New York Yankees host the hated Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. In the final game of a brief 2-game set, Chamberlain will be going head-to-head against the Red Sox’s No.1 guy, Josh Beckett.
Nevertheless, none of that stuff will be as difficult to deal with — not Boston’s lineup, which has owned the Yankees this season, nor the task beating one of the best in Beckett — as much as dealing with the news that his mother, Jacqueline Standley, has been arrested and charged (felony) for allegedly selling meth to an undercover cop in Nebraska.
Joba’s mom was busted Saturday night in her apartment, which is cluttered with a shrine devoted to her son, after allegedly selling a 1-gram plastic baggie containing methamphetamine for $110 on February 11.
The 44-year-old Standley was arrested after tests confirmed that the substance was 0.6 grams of the illegal drug. Her bond was set at $5,000 yesterday at a court hearing, as she remains in jail in Lincoln. She allegedly stated that she couldn't afford a lawyer and was assigned a public defender on the case. Chamberlain’s mother faces 1 to 50 years in jail on the charge.
Her and her son haven’t had a good relationship through the years due to her issues, which include various drugs and depression problems. Standley and Joba’s father, Harlan Chamberlain, split up when Joba was a baby, blaming her drug addiction, and the dad raised him as a single parent. "No, I wasn't the greatest mother," Standley admitted in September. "But in the bad choices I made, I, in turn, made good choices. And one was for (him) to be with (his) dad a lot."
Among some of the things found in her apartment was a yellow T-shirt tacked to the wall that Joba signed for her a few years ago, saying, "I LOVE you! Your son! Joba Chamberlain."