While the current version of the New York Yankees are enjoying the warm weather and start of spring training in Florida, one former member of the team isn’t exactly thriving in the Sunshine State at the moment.
Former Boston Red Sox legend and Yanks World Series champ Johnny Damon was arrested early Friday morning and is facing multiple charges — driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence — according to Windermere Police.
And it gets a bit worse. According to the police, Damon took a breathalyzer test and blew a .30, meaning his blood-alcohol level was almost four times the legal limit. He was also with his wife, Michelle, who was booked for “battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.”
This all happened at 1:23 a.m. ET, during which police saw his SUV “swerving all over the road.”
It wasn’t too long ago Yankees fans heard from Damon. He appeared on Jomboy Media’s “GM Files” to talk up that 2009 World Series team and called out the Red Sox for “giving him no choice” but to sign with their most hated rivals.
Damon’s also been in the news for many other reasons in recent years. He spoke at a rally for former President Donald Trump back in 2016 and also revealed he would be rooting for the Yankees during their 2018 ALDS matchup against the Red Sox.
Now, the two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion is now in some serious trouble based on what we learned on Friday.
Damon’s career in pinstripes wrapped up after that championship in 2009, which was the end of his four-year contract with the team. After that, he spent three more seasons in the majors with the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians.
He retired after the 2012 campaign and, oddly enough, spent most of his playing days (six seasons) with the Kansas City Royals, who drafted him in the first round back in 1992.
Stay tuned for developments in regards to his pending charges.