Yasiel Puig bursted onto the scene last season and has quickly become one of the most polarizing figures in baseball. The off-season has been productive for Puig, but he ran into trouble with the law in late December. Puig was arrested and charged for reckless driving in Florida, but his charges have since been dropped by the Florida State attorney’s office.
The Cuban outfielder was driving 110 mph on the Alligator Alley section of I-75 with the speed limit set at 70 mph. A video of the arrest was released on the internet, which showed an apologetic Puig who was driving with his mom and cousin.
The cop who arrested Puig overreacted and since he wasn’t weaving through traffic, Puig will still receive s speeding ticket. Since the incident, the Dodgers front office has spoken to Puig several times regarding the issue and he’ll supposedly issue a public apology at some point.
Hopefully everyone can turn the page on Puig’s arrest and focus on him having a great 2014 season.
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