Lenny Dykstra rants Ron Darling ‘lied about cancer,’ vows to expose Mets owners after defamation lawsuit dism

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Lenny Dykstra rants Ron Darling ‘lied about cancer,’ vows to expose Mets owners after defamation lawsuit dism

Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra, pictured in 2019 at his former home in Linden, N.J., says he has proof that former Mets teammate Ron Darling lied about getting and beating thyroid cancer in 2019.NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Hearing and watching Lenny Dykstra rant and curse and slur his words during selfie Twitter videos is what it’s like talking to the former Mets and Phillies star over the phone.

In recent chats with NJ Advance Media, Dykstra repeatedly promised that he’d be exposing former Mets teammate Ron Darling, whom he sued for defamation, as pulling off a deception that would shock the sports world. In these calls, Dykstra would go on and on claiming to have paperwork to prove his accusation that would be shown to NJ Advance Media in a future meeting, and that this “fraud” outing also would reveal that Mets owners Fred and Jeffrey Wilpon were in on it.

The secret is out.

“Ron Darling lied about cancer, OK?” Dykstra said Monday during one of his several Twitter videos from a roadside of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles after his Uber ride was “rammed into by a couple of hillbillies.”

This bizarre revelation about Darling, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in May 2019 and fully recovered by January 2020, came on the same day that Dykstra’s lawsuit against his former teammate was dismissed. Darling, who is a Mets broadcaster for SNY, took a leave of absence last season to recover.

“The bottom line is I got the documents,” Dykstra said. “I got the proof. The Wilpons knew all about it, and they’re in on it.

“Never in a million bleeping years did they think Nails would get to the bleeping bottom of this, but I bleeping-eh did. … I’m going to prove it when I do in an interview with an AP writer and expose them because I got documented proof. That means I can support what I say.”

Dykstra, 57, filed a lawsuit in April 2019 after being accused of yelling racial slurs to Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, who is black, during Game 3 of the 1986 World Series, in a book co-authored by Darling. In dismissing the case, the judge wrote that Dykstra’s reputation wasn’t further tarnished by the book due to past conduct, “which include fraud, embezzlement, grand theft, and lewd conduct and assault with a deadly weapon.”

Dykstra responded by accusing the judge of accepting bribes.

“Dismissing Ron Darling’s case, obviously the judge was bleeping paid off or something,” Dykstra said. “I don’t give a bleep.”

Dykstra, who has homes in New Jersey and New York City, definitely doesn’t care whom he offends. Before his Uber incident, he even took shots at former Phillies teammate and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy, whose son was struck below an eye with a rubber bullet by a cop while protesting for George Floyd on Sunday night.

“No children of Lenny Dykstra have had issues with police resulting from being part of an Antifa mob,” tweeted Dykstra, who has served time in prison. “We Dykstras have proper respect for the men in blue.”

Later in the day, Dysktra’s ranting in Twitter videos even suggested that Darling and/or the Mets were responsible for his Uber accident, which apparently left him shaken up but not seriously injured.

“Maybe they tried to have me iced,” Dykstra said. “I don’t know. I die when I want to bleeping die. How’s that? The cop said most people would be in a bleeping ambulance right now. They said to wait for an ambulance. Bleep that. I’ll walk bleeping back to my hotel … in this Lala Land freak town.

“Anyways man … I’m not bleeped up enough to know this: Ron Darling, Jeff and Fred Wilpon, their days are (bleeping) numbered because Ron Darling is guilty of pulling off the biggest fraud in the history of professional sports. And it’s ongoing! It’s ongoing!”

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