October 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reacts after hitting an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers release statement on Yasiel Puig arrest


There’s no doubt, on the field, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of the most talented players in Major League Baseball.

Off the field though? There have been some issues.

After being arrested for allegedly driving 110mph in a 70mph zone on Saturday, the Dodgers released a statement on the incident, suggesting that they have spoken to Puig about his conduct:

“We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior. This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of this community.”

At this point, there’s not a lot the Dodgers can do for Puig who needs to take responsibility for his own actions. They can support him – as they’ve done – but he needs to mature and make the correct decisions.

The arrest marks the second this year for Puig who was also charged with reckless driving and speeding in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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  • Luke Jackson

    Whats so interesting is that Yasiel comes from a very good family, with two well educated parents who are generally considered upstanding citizens. His arrogance with respect to the rules seems to be a product of his insatiable desire to be The Man. Hope he can quickly realize that he is at a crossroads,one of which leads to stardom and fame and riches, and one of which leads to a life of heartache and trouble. I hope he makes the right choice.