"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Friday, March 31, 2006

Liriano Arrested for Drunk Driving

On the one hand: Stupid, stupid, STUPID!!!
On the other: He admits it, and he's not trying to excuse it or otherwise weasel out of the penalties, either social or legal.

Twins' Liriano charged with DUI:
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Twins lefthander Francisco Liriano was arrested by the Cape Coral Police Department early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence.

Liriano was pulled over at 1:58 a.m. after leaving a Cape Coral bar. He was driving alone at the time. The Web site of the Lee County Sheriff's office said he was booked at 5:33 a.m. and was released at 10:01 a.m. on a $500 bond. He's scheduled to appear in county court at 1 p.m. on Apr. 17.

"I feel like I made a mistake and I have to pay for it," a nervous Liriano said. "I have to be responsible for what I did. I'm really sorry for what happened...I made a big mistake."

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the club will stand behind Liriano but hopes he and other players understand how serious the matter is and learn from it. Liriano will not be suspended or fined and it will not affect his on-field status with the club.

"This is serious and we are obviously embarrassed about it, as is he," Ryan said. "We're going to let the letter of the law take effect here and see what the consequences are and so forth."

1 rejoinders:

Fourth pew, center sounded off...

Some of us were lucky enough to learn our lesson without being caught by the police. And more importantly, before injuring or killing someone.
Here's hoping Liriano has learned his.