The Chicago White Sox are still dealing with the fallout surrounding new manager Tony La Russa and his DUI that happened back in February.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the details of La Russa’s arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence back in the Phoenix area. The 76-year-old was officially charged with DUI one day before being hired by the White Sox in late October.
On Tuesday, more embarrassing details came out regarding La Russa’s arrest from court documents he obtained. According to the arresting officer, La Russa basically tried to use his status to get himself out of trouble.
La Russa stated, “I had one glass of wine while at dinner with my friends.” Before searching his person and placing him in the rear of my patrol vehicle La Russa asked, “Do you see my ring?” I asked La Russa what he was talking about? La Russa stated, “I’m a hall of famer baseball person.” While placing him in the rear of my patrol vehicle, La Russa stated, “I’m legit. I’m a hall of famer brother. Your [sic] trying to embarrass me.” I advised La Russa that I will to embarrass him, and he would be treated with the utmost respect.”
LaRussa had been out of managing since 2011, and now he is bringing baggage with him at the tender age of 76.
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