Saturday, October 18, 2008

Joba Popped By The Cops For A DUI


Oh well, just because you throw the ball hard real well does not mean you're a role model or some demi-god.

Not that it matters to Yankee fans that Joba got in trouble...

The wunderkind reliever-starter got popped by the cops in Nebraska for driving under the influence in Nebraska earlier today.

From the Asbury Park Press: New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning near his hometown of Lincoln, Neb.

Deborah Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Patrol, said that the 23-year-old Chamberlain was pulled over after being observed speeding in a 2006 BMW 75i shortly after 1 a.m. on U.S. 77.

Chamberlain was arrested after an odor of alcohol was detected and an open container of alcohol was observed on the front passenger seat. Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox and booked on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding.

Oh well, no big deal, eh? Seriously, no matter if you're the town drunk or professional athlete, driving drunk is a big deal, and he's lucky he got caught. I shudder to think what would have happened if he hit someone or something, had his career in peril for stupidity, or even worse hurt or killed another person or himself.

Joba is talented, and although he's young, he's a role model to many; thus, let's hope it's a one time thing. Though I don't care for the Yankees, I'd hate for this guy to face anything that would harm his career and image.

Thanks to Ian from Sox and Dawgs for the notice...

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