Friday, February 01, 2008

How Did We Miss This? Alex Cora Jailed!

From "Red Sox player jailed in Martin" from the Palm Beach Post:

Boston Red Sox infielder Alex Cora was booked into the Martin County jail Wednesday on a charge of failure to appear in court for a probation violation connected to a 1999 DUI charge.

Cora played for the L.A. Dodgers in 1999 and was living in Vero Beach for spring training when he was pulled over for speeding near Baker Road and U.S. 1 in Jensen Beach. Deputies arrested him and charged him with DUI after they said he smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.

Cora pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to probation. According to court records, he later failed to appear in court on a probation violation connected to the case.

Arrest records show Cora turned himself in on Wednesday and was released after he posted $20,000 bond.

Cora's side, from the Boston Herald:

According to a source close to Cora, the 32-year-old believed that the matter, which occurred when he was with the Dodgers, had been fully resolved no later than 2000. In the process of completing a legal transaction in Florida earlier this week, Cora’s name popped up on a computer, and he discovered that it was not settled.

(Hat tip: SbB)


Alex Cora said...

Damn, I didn't want this to get out, but there we go, my fellow Sons rat me out. This is part of the reason why I haven't been able to post as much as I wanted to. I am hoping to put this behind me and continue to concentrate on my power numbers.

Steve Sax said...

Is blood-alcohol level one of those power numbers on which you're working?

Eric Karros said...

This should finally give SoSG some street cred