The New York Mets just can’t get in the headlines for anything positive lately.
Even after sweeping the Miami Marlins in a double-header on Tuesday, the news of Mets general manager Zack Scott being arrested on drunk driving charges has now swept in.
According to the New York Post, Scott refused to take a breathalyzer and failed a field sobriety test.
Acting General Manager Zack Scott is facing driving while intoxicated charges after he was busted dozing in his car in White Plains, The Post has learned.
Scott, 44, was nabbed at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday when cops caught him snoozing in a 2018 Toyota on South Lexington Avenue near the federal courthouse, White Plains Police Capt. James Spencer said Wednesday.
The embattled Mets GM refused to give blood or submit to a breathalyzer but underwent a field sobriety test and failed, Spencer said.
If it’s not one thing, it seems to always be another with the Mets.
Star players Javy Baez and Francisco Lindor had to apologize recently after their “thumbs down” gesture was revealed by Baez to be aimed at Mets fans who constantly boo the team.
As for their playoff dreams, the Mets have sunk out of the picture for the time being in the NL East, currently 5.5 games back of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets released a statement on Scott following the news:
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously.”
So what exactly was Scott doing earlier that night?
On the night of New York Mets GM Zack Scott was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, he was at the Connecticut home of team owner Steve Cohen, sources tell ESPN. A fundraiser for the team's Amazin' Mets Foundation was being held at the house, and Scott and players were there.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 1, 2021