We’ve all heard the cliché a couple of movie star getting stopped by a police officer and taking part in the “Don’t you recognize who I’m?” card. When you thought no person would really be that determined, new Chicago White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa is right here to show in any other case.
New particulars have emerged about his February DUI arrest, which was made public on Monday. ESPN’s Jeff Passan is now reporting that La Russa tried to big-time his means out of the arrest by displaying the police officer his ring and bragging about being a baseball Corridor of Famer.
In accordance to the police report obtained by ESPN, that is the officer’s account of the DUI cease:
La Russa acknowledged, “I had one glass of wine whereas at dinner with my buddies.” Earlier than looking out his particular person and putting him within the rear of my patrol automobile La Russa requested, “Do you see my ring?” I requested La Russa what he was speaking about? La Russa acknowledged, “I’m a corridor of famer baseball particular person.” Whereas putting him within the rear of my patrol automobile, La Russa acknowledged, “I’m legit. I’m a corridor of famer brother. Your [sic] attempting to embarrass me.” I suggested La Russa that I’ll to embarrass him, and he can be handled with the utmost respect.”
La Russa, 76, hasn’t been handled with the utmost respect on the web following information of his second DUI arrest. Because the information got here out, this has was a full-fledged PR nightmare for the White Sox.
Earlier on Tuesday, free agent pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted that there was no amount of cash that would make him want to play for someone like La Russa. Now this tidbit makes the La Russa and the White Sox look even worse.
The White Sox reportedly knew concerning the incident and employed La Russa anyway, additional casting a shadow over a alternative that was met with loads of skepticism earlier than we realized concerning the DUI arrest. The query was whether or not the White Sox had been hiring an older, out-of-touch supervisor who couldn’t relate to the White Sox’s thrilling younger core of gamers.
The whole lot that’s occurred previously 24 hours solely appears to again up that criticism.
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