Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Back in September, Scott Spiezio exited rehab, re-joined the Cardinals and said "I was out of control for a while . . . I learned a lot and I'm ready to start contributing in a good way now."

We're now learning that two months later he pulled the a double-trifecta (sexecta?) of out-of-control bad contributing: (1) driving under the influence; (2) driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more; (3) hit and run; (4) aggravated assault; (5) assault; and (6)battery.

Um, yeah. The Cardinals said they weren't aware of the warrant. Wonder if they were aware of the incident?

Update: And just like that, he's gone.


Bradley Ankrom said...

Well, the Cards have released him so we'll see what that leads to for Spiezio. Some folks on the other boards have pointed out how the team seems to be following LaRussa's "example" when it comes to alcohol-influenced incidents... wonder if there's anything to that?

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between #1 and #2?

Clarify - the #1 and #2 in Shyster's post.

Isn't #2 just a more specific version of #1?

Shyster said...

Brian -- most states have a specific violation for "driving under the influence" without a specific BAC attached to it (i.e. one they can prove if they don't have BAC evidence) in addition to a charge for a BAC-specific violation. Usually you're not charged with both, and my guess is that one of those will go away soon depending on the nature of the evidence they have (when they charge, they charge everything).

Anonymous said...

Got it....thanks for clarifying.