At 23 years old playing the right field for the Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig appeared to be at the top of the world. But, something has gone wrong for Puig who was arrested in Florida for allegedly speeding, reported The Los Angeles Times on Dec. 29, 2013. The Dodgers have stated they are disappointed in Puig over this speeding case arrest.
A statement from the Dodgers reads, “We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior.” The Dodgers see this as a very serious issue and want to work with Puig to help him strive to further develop his growth off the field and as an important member of this community. This arrest followed the dropping of speeding-related charges dropped in Tennessee about two months ago, partially because of community service he performed in Los Angeles. Puig lives in Miami off season.
The Florida Highway Patrol says they pulled Puig's white Mercedes over around 9:30 a.m. Saturday after officers clocked him driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone, reports USA Today. Puig was arrested and charged with reckless driving. In an email to USA TODAY Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said that Puig was released on $500 bond at 1:30 p.m. ET. In Florida reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense. Puig had better get his act together fast and do some more community service. Baseball fans across the nation don't want to lose a player who hit .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI last season.