Saturday, December 28, 2013

Report: Yasiel Puig arrested in Florida for allegedly driving 110 MPH

Yasiel Puig has been pretty quiet since the end of the season, and thankfully so. But news broke today about him being arrested at around 9:30 a.m. local time in Florida for driving recklessly.

Puig was allegedly driving 110 MPH on Interstate 75 in Naples, Fla., also known as Alligator Alley.

This is the second time Puig has been arrested for excessive speeding, as he was allegedly driving 97 MPH in Tennessee back in late April. The charges were dropped in November.

This isn't the type of news the Dodgers and their fans want to hear regarding the budding superstar, but there have been rumblings of some being worried about this type of behavior.

Once is being foolish, twice is asking for trouble. I don't even want to know what a third time would bring.

Boys will be boys, but Puig has to know everything he does is magnified ten-fold because of his level of stardom, his flamboyancy and propensity to be in the spotlight. He cannot continue to do these things -- especially things that put his and others' lives in danger. We've all sped, but I can't say we've all driven 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.

Here's hoping he stays out of trouble the rest of the offseason.

Photo credit: Dustin Nosler, Feelin' Kinda Blue

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