Zack Scott, the current Acting General Manager for the New York Mets, is reportedly facing driving while intoxicated charges after being found dozing in his car in White Plains, New York.
The Post reported Wednesday afternoon that Scott was found shortly after 4am Tuesday morning by White Plains police while he was allegedly sleeping in his car on South Lexington Avenue near the federal courthouse. The Acting GM reportedly refused to give blood or submit to a breathalyzer, but he did submit to a field sobriety in which he ultimately failed.
According to White Plains Police Captain James Spencer, Scott was charged then released. He is due back in White Plains City Court on Thursday.
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the Mets said in a statement. “We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.”
The Acting GM’s arrest is only the latest problem for the Mets, a baseball team that has been battling problems both on the baseball field and off over the past few months.
This latest incident comes only a few days after the Mets made sports headlines on Sunday for allegedly giving their own fans the thumbs down.
According to The Post, New York Mets Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor and Kevin Pillar were only some of the players who turned their thumbs down at their Citi Field fans after delivering successful hits in the Mets’ Sunday win over the Nationals.
“It’s to let fans know when we don’t have success, we are going to get booed, so they are going to get booed when we have success,” Baez said when asked why he and some of his fellow players were doing that to their own fans.
It didn’t take long for Mets team president Sandy Alderson to make a public statement about Baez’s actions and message.
“These comments, and any gestures by Baez or other players with similar intent, are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Alderson said only a few hours after Baez’s statement. “Mets fans are understandably frustrated over the team’s recent performance. The players and the organization are equally frustrated, but fans at Citi Field have every right to express their own disappointment. Booing is every fan’s right.”
Now, with Acting General Manager Zack Scott’s Tuesday morning arrest for drunk driving, the Mets are only in more trouble.