Via Ed Price -
Yankees GM Brian Cashman made an appearance at Foley’s NY Pub in Manhattan Tuesday to promote the release of the game and gave his first public comments on Joba Chamberlain’s arrest earlier this month.
Asked if he is confident that it was a one-time error by Chamberlain, Cashman said he wasn’t.
“He knows that we care a great deal about him,” the GM said. “He knows that he’s got all the support from us that we can provide, because we do care about him. At the same time, I can’t tell you I’m confident about anything that goes on in other peoples’ personal lives.”
Chamberlain, the popular, 23-year-old right-hander whom the Yankees have pegged as a rotation fixture, is scheduled for a Dec. 17 court appearance in Lincoln, Neb. He was cited Oct. 18 on suspicion of driving under the influence, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.
“He made a mistake,” Cashman said. “He apologized for it. Thank God no one was hurt. It’s a very serious issue. I hope that’s the end of it.”
I agree with Cashman’s take on this – 100%.