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.