Change of plea hearing reportedly scheduled in Tony La Russa DUI case

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11: Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11: Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

After pleading not guilty in his DUI case, Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa has reportedly changed his mind. 

Shortly after it was announced the Chicago White Sox would be hiring Tony La Russa as the club’s new manager, concerning news arose. That’s because it was announced that La Russa had actually been arrested on DUI charges back in February. Say what?

The White Sox were receiving plenty of negative comments as it was by hiring the 76-year-old La Russa, but things only got worse after the news of his arrest. Well, after originally pleading not guilty on his charges, that’s no longer the case.

Tony La Russa has filed for a change of plea hearing in his DUI case

According to James Fegan of The Athletic, La Russa, who originally entered a non-guilty plea, has instead filed for a change of plea hearing. La Russa was all set for a pre-trial conference later this month, but it appears that will no longer be the case.

The veteran skipper was arrested on Feb. 24 in Phoenix, where he reportedly was pulled over and recorded a .095 BAC. To make matters worse for La Russa, news of his arrest went even more viral after he tried talking his way out of legal trouble by trying to inform the police officer of who he was. La Russa showed the cop a World Series ring and let him know he was a Hall of Famer. In Phoenix, that’s not going to get you off the hook, Mr. La Russa.

With that update, La Russa brought on even more embarrassment to himself and the White Sox as a whole. Now, we’ll have to wait and see what happens at his change of plea hearing, but things just haven’t gotten off to a great start for him with his new club.

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