Well with the spring baseball training just starting up, Baseball’s finest are heading down to Florida to start prepping for the upcoming season. However, some are prepping in a very un-athletic way. On February 16, Miguel Cabrera of The Detroit Tigers was arrested after a Deputy from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office approach the car and watched as Cabrera lifted a bottle of whiskey and took a hit right in front of him.
The Allstar’s car had been parked along the roadway, and the deputy approached it since there was smoke emitting from its engine. When the deputy tried speaking to Cabrera he noticed that Cabrera had reeked of alcohol, his eyes were watery, and his speech had been slurred. To make matters worst, Cabrera, according to deputy’s report, “picks up a bottle of James Buchanan’s Scotch whiskey and starts drinking it.” The report also details that Cabrera, who was alone in the car, was also heard saying aloud that, “I am going to f***ing kill him.”
Asking Cabrera to step out of the car, the situation gets worst when Cabrera fails to follow police orders. When the deputy tried to handcuff Cabrera, believing he had been driving while impaired, the Deputy noted that Cabrera kept, “running out into road with his hands up.” And when a second Deputy had arrived to assist the arresting officer, Cabrera responded to the arriving officer to, “F*** you. Do you know who I am?” Whether they did or not, did not matter since Cabrera received 3-4 knee spikes to his left thigh muscle which brought him down onto the police cruiser.
Charged with driving under the influence and two counts of resisting an officer without violence, Cabrera was released the following morning at 7:45am after posting $1350 bond. Whether Cabrera will be disciplined by the MLB is still unknown at this time. This is Cabrera’s second run-in with the law, back in 2009 Cabrera blew a 0.26 on a Breathalyzer and spend a night in jail. Aside from Cabrera’s run-in with the law, Cabrera has made a name for himself within the MLB when at just 20-years-old he helped the Florida Marlins win the 2003 World Series. Let’s hope all works out for Cabrera and he makes news on the field this upcoming season.