LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Just a few days after Yasiel Puig was seen arrested in Florida for reckless driving, Dodgers President Stan Kasten told ESPN Radio that the 22-year-old Cuban will be giving up driving.
The incident on Dec. 28 was his second driving-related arrest in nine months.
The first arrest was in Tennessee on charges of reckless driving, speeding, and driving without proof of insurance.
“He feels as bad as I’ve ever heard a player,” President and CEO of the LA Dodgers Stan Kasten told ESPN Radio on Thursday.
The outfield sensation was driving 110 miles per hour in a 70 mile-per-hour zone along Interstate 75. Along with Puig in the car was a friend, a cousin and Puig’s own mother.
“He has stopped driving, by the way,” Kasten said. “I give him credit for taking that step, if nothing else.”
Even Ned Colletti had a serious conversation with Puig.
“He knew he was not in a good spot. He knew that he had let a lot of people down,” Colletti said, adding that he asked Puig how he planned to explain his arrest to Little Leaguers he has worked with in Los Angeles.