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Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

Posted on: May 3, 2011 3:36 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 4:13 pm
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By Evan Brunell

ChooShin-Soo Choo was arrested for driving under the influence early Monday morning in Sheffield Lake, a small city a half-hour west of Cleveland, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Choo, who is struggling at the plate to start the year, is with the team in Oakland and preparing to be in the lineup Tuesday night.

“We are aware of the incident with Shin-Soo Choo and have spoken to him about it," Indians GM Chris Antonetti said. The Indians organization takes these issues very seriously and we are disappointed in the matter. We will continue to monitor the situation."

Choo reportedly blew over twice the legal limit during a breathalyzer test, as MLB.com reports. That legal limit is .08, so he was at .16 or higher. He was arrested after driving away from police officers when asking for directions to Choo's residence.

This is the sixth DUI so far of the year for baseball, which is a strikingly odd number. For years, as the NBA and NFL struggled with players getting in trouble with the law, baseball always kept its nose relatively clean. But now, these DUIs are piling up with teammate Austin Kearns also being dinged along with Miguel Cabrera, Adam Kennedy, Coco Crisp and Derek Lowe.

How baseball can suspend Ozzie Guillen two games for tweeting after being ejected from the game and let these DUIs go unmentioned is odd. It's one thing to let the criminal justice system take care of it; it's another thing entirely to ignore a growing trend that reflects poorly on your organization. Coupled with Roger McDowell's homophobic slurs and contention that children don't belong at the ballpark, MLB is receiving a lot of negative attention lately. It's time for baseball to step in and say that a DUI is not OK. Anyone who is arrested for such an offense that endangers lives should automatically miss at least one game without pay, with the facts determining additional games missed.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:40 am
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:30 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 7:45 am
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

I have zero respect for any athlete who gets paid millions to hit a ball then chooses not to spend 50$ on a cab but instead chooses to put my family,kids and my friends at risk because of their lack of judgement.  No not all athletes are worthless that is a given.....most have been pampered all the way to the NFL MLB etc...so no i could give a rats ASSSSSSS about choo cabrera and the rest....Drunks belong in jail so they they don't kill anymore of my friends ....so stop making excuses for this garbage.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:15 am
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

One more Saki for the road.Domo arigotto.
Shoo, with all your money, just think how cheap a cab would have been.Or maybe a rickshaw.



Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

Suspend them 3 games without pay and give what they would have made to alcohol rehabilitation or families who are affected by drunk driving. Easy solution everybody wins.



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

MLB now has 6 positions filled for the "ALL DUI TEAM" 
SP- LoweRF-ChooLF-KearnsCF-Crisp2B-Kenn

edy1B-Cabrera
NEED: RP, 3B, and a catcher.. 20 bucks says we can fill the roster properly by years end. Stay Thirsty, my friends.



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

You're pretty useless if this is all you have to say about someone who plays sports.  Professional athletes are just a microcosm of the culture in which they live.  They are certainly no worse or no better than the rest of us.  We all know someone who has had their share of trouble, and they are not professional atletes.  There a quite a few pro atheletes who are pillars of the community, who do good work, who take care of their families, who are responsible members of society.  It is irresponsible to try and paint them as all "worthless" human beings.  But like most blogs, what's written is mean sprited, ignorant comments by people with nothing else to do.



Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

baseball can't do much, lest that challenge the union, but they are scared to do so - though they should put it in the union's court to look bad for protecting drunk driving



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

l2og522: You are accurate, but not sure how that relates to Choo? Can we not presume he is someone that doesn't drink regularly? I mean, this is a guy that is playing baseball just about every day for like 7 months of the year. While it's not the most grueling sport, it'd be tough to do it day in and day out blasted or hung over.

It's fair to say Choo was probably pretty tanked and felt like it.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Shin-Soo Choo arrested for DUI

Dude blew a .201!! This cat was feeling real good.


     Too bad Mickey Mantle or Billy Martin isn't still alive.  They could have drove for him.  LIGHTWEIGHT!!



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