Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had another run-in with the law this morning as he was arrested on a reckless driving charge in Florida. Puig, 23, was reportedly speeding at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on a Florida highway.
Puig finished his rookie season with the Dodgers in which he was the runner-up in the Rookie of the Year voting and helped inject life into a last place team at the time of his promotion. Still, this won’t sit well with the organization and Dodger fans everywhere as the news was reported by NaplesNews.com:
Los Angeles Dodger all-star Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning on a reckless driving charge after he was caught speeding at 110 mph on Alligator Alley, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno.
This is the second time Puig has been arrested for reckless driving as last April he was stopped going 97 mph in a 50 mph zone while with the Chattanooga Lookouts in Double A. He wasn’t charged as the judge in the case in Tennessee since he did 12 hours of community service in Los Angeles and has been seen doing a lot more charitable work this off-season.
Puig has hosted clinics for little leaguers at Dodger Stadium while visiting Children’s Hospitals with Lakers forward Pau Gasol.
UPDATE: Naples Daily News at 3:21 PST
Reached by phone Saturday, Lon Rosen, chief marketing officer for the Dodgers, said he was not aware of the arrest and could not comment on it.
Here’s Puig’s mugshot which was taken earlier this morning:
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