Via the AP -
A top New York Yankees executive was charged with driving under the influence in Tampa.
Hillsborough County Jail reports show that Mark Newman, the Yankees’ senior vice president of baseball operations, was arrested Monday night. He reportedly refused to take a blood-alcohol test. He was released several hours later on $500 bail.
Team spokesman Jason Zillo says the Yankees can’t comment at this time.
Newman did not respond to a message left on his cell phone by The Associated Press.
Jail records did not list an attorney.
As I have mentioned before, DUI is a terrible, terrible, crime – in my opinion. It’s inexcusable.
Keith Law said it best three years ago: Baseball needs a backbone regarding DUIs.