Aaron Judge’s girlfriend pleads guilty to DUI and piles onto Yankees playoff failure
Yankees OF Aaron Judge’s girlfriend, Samantha Bracksieck, has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge from February.
Juuuuust what the New York Yankees and their fans needed on this fine elimination Saturday: more bad news.
As if getting bounced from the 2020 postseason by the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays wasn’t enough — there are plenty more sub-plots to tell that whole dismal story — some off-the-field issues are in the spotlight for the Yanks.
Aaron Judge’s girlfriend, Samantha Bracksieck, who was arrested for an “extreme DUI” (classified as a BAC of .15-.19.) in Arizona back in February, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge on Saturday, according to TMZ.
This was a fairly significant offseason story that made its rounds, especially when COVID-19 hit and Major League Baseball was forced to cancel Spring Training and delay the season until the end of July.
Shortly after Bracksieck’s arrest, the video of her interaction with the police surfaced, and it was not pretty after she name-dropped Judge. It’s safe to assume the Yankees worked hard to sweep this further under the rug because Judge was never asked about it in any media sessions and we’ve heard very minimal since the incident.
Now, Bracksieck has pleaded guilty, but that actually helped her avoid other charges. Instead, she’ll have to attend an alcohol abuse screening and pay over $2,000 in fines and fees, as ordered by an Arizona judge.
According to the New York Post, the extreme DUI charge requires a 30-day jail sentence. Bracksieck was supposed to serve 10 days, but nine of them were suspended. It’s not entirely clear, but that could be part of the deal in exchange for the guilty plea.
Bracksieck was among the Yankees wives and girlfriends who attended the Wild Card Series against the Indians in Cleveland. She was spotted wearing a mask with a Yankees logo with the number 99 on it.
At the very least, this is the end of the bad news on this particular front. As for the Yankees, more could be on the way as the offseason approaches.