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'Real' Househusband Tries to 'Quiet Demons'

12/21/2007 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Matt Keough faced off with an OC judge in court today, but his arraignment on a DUI probation violation was postponed. Now he may be blaming his tragic ballpark accident for Matt's troubles.
TMZ was inside an Orange County courtroom where "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star was supposed to enter a plea for violating his probation -- by drinking in a Newport Beach hotel.


Today, family attorney Dan Grigsby recounted to TMZ the cruel twist of fate during Matt's baseball career sent him on a downward spiral.

Back in 1993, Matt was playing for the Angels. He was sitting in the dugout when a player for the Giants connected with the ball for a bullet foul, striking Matt in the right side of his head. Matt underwent brain surgery and that's when his substance abuse problems began.

Grigsby said Matt began self-medicating, adding, "He's trying to quiet the demons as a result of the brain injury."

The arraignment was put off until January 14.

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jon and kate are octomoms role models    

you reap what you sow. the housewives families are the reaping the bad karma from the decisions they made to live such indulgent lives and turn their families into commodities for sale on the Bravo channel.

2461 days ago
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CaringAngel    

Hang in there Matt!!! I am praying for you.

2459 days ago
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Cyclist    

The person here without a voice is the cyclist who was seriously injured when this jackass decided to go on a bender and get behind the wheel. I don't care how traumatic his injury was, he shouldn't be driving.

2459 days ago
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Slickmd    

Wow. It's amazing how opinionated we all are. I live in this same community as the "Housewives" and even work in real estate here. I've met Jeana briefly at a party and have spoken to her once on the phone regarding real estate. My impression is that she's a very sweet, generous and unpretentious woman who is trying to better her life and the lives of her family in the manner of her choosing. If getting a little publicity has improved her business then more power to her. God knows this crappy market we're in makes it almost impossible to make a living. She's a smart business woman and colleagues of mine who have sold homes with her have nothing but nice things to say about her. So what that she's on this reality tv show? Why judge that? It's extremely entertaining.

I think the fact that she stayed with her husband after his accident says a lot about her. She keeps her commitments as best she can. It has to have been miserable at times, just miserable. Maybe now she can enjoy her life a little, in her own way.

2407 days ago
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Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

your videos are'nt coming up right.

2464 days ago
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Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

what a horrible thing to happen to this man. poor guy's career was ruined.

2464 days ago
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Well    

Actually that may be true. I heard his brain swelled as a result of the incident and since then he has moments of aggression etc.

2464 days ago
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2 1/2 Volts    


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2464 days ago
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Random Guy    

What a bunch of B.S. This happened over 20 years ago. It's just an excuse for his selfish and irresponsible actions. BTW- His career was already over when he got hit. He was trying to make a comback, but his chances of making the team were very slim.

2464 days ago
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Tangie    

His wife was in Playboy, now she's a fat b****----you would drink, too.

2464 days ago
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Well    

In regards to her being fat.....his azz ain't much to look at either.

2464 days ago
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J    

A super serious brain injury like that + the incompetence of USA "health" care could send anyone into a cycle of addiction for pain relief - bless him this holiday season.

2464 days ago
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J    

PS - Rihanna is the fat stupid looking one in the covergirl ad - with the ghetto trash hog caller voice.

2464 days ago
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I am poster 58    

Wrong video...we want to see Matt's. Try again TMZ.

2464 days ago
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whateveryousay    

This guy has lots of problems. Get off his ass.

2464 days ago
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