Following the news that Zack Scott received a DUI earlier this week, the New York Mets have officially placed the GM on administrative leave:
The Mets have placed acting GM Zack Scott on administrative leave, team announces. Team president Sandy Alderson assumes Scott’s duties.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 2, 2021
This comes by no surprise. The situation occurred on Tuesday morning and according to the New York Post, he refused to take a breathalyzer:
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.
The Mets really can’t catch a break right now. First, their own fans were booing them which resulted in the likes of Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor giving the thumbs down gesture to the supporters, which angered them even more. Both players ultimately apologized to the New York faithful.
As for Zack Scott, it appears that he was actually at the home of Mets owner Steve Cohen earlier that evening before he was caught drunk driving. But, the event ended several hours before Scott was stopped by police:
As @Joelsherman1 reported, the fundraiser at Steve Cohen's house ended sometime around 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. The DUI arrest occurred about 7 hours after that.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 1, 2021
Just a brutal situation for the Mets and Scott, who clearly made a huge mistake. Now, he is facing the consequences.