Padres' top draft pick screws up big-time
is out of the What-the-HELL-was-he-thinking category:
Matt Bush, the top pick in the baseball draft two weeks ago, was suspended indefinitely by the San Diego Padres on Monday, a day after he was arrested at a bar in Peoria, Ariz.
Bush, who is 18, was arrested at McDuffy's, located across the street from the Peoria Sports Complex, at 12:32 a.m. Sunday for investigation of trespass, disorderly conduct and assault, said a spokeswoman for the Peoria Police Department, who identified herself only as Sherril. She refused to release any other information.
A bar patron reported Bush to the bouncer, but Bush resisted being ejected -- even biting the bouncer -- police told the TV station. Off-duty Peoria officers working at the bar told KNXV that Bush was uncooperative.
Bush, who was assigned to the Padres' rookie-level affiliate in Peoria, won't be able to play during the suspension, general manager Kevin Towers said.
Towers said the Padres were disappointed.
"The one thing that we try to do here, and it's very important not only at the amateur level but at the major league level, is the type of individual we bring into this organization is very important," Towers said Monday night.
Ummmmm, dude, you just signed a $3.15 MILLION dollar contract. Do you think you could stay out of trouble long enough to PLAY ONE GAME!?!?!
Stuff like this really riles me up, and, at the same time, leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Feh.
posted by shawn
: 6/22/2004 12:57:00 PM -