Yasiel Puig likes to live his life fast. We've seen it in the ballpark countless times, and now for the second time on the roadways. Reports out of Florida are saying that Puig was arrested on Saturday for blazing 110 mph down Alligator Alley, a 70 mph zone.
This is Puig's second reckless driving incident. The first came in 2012 when he was on the AAA Isotopes and was pulled over going 97 in a 50-mph zone. Those charges were eventually dropped, and he was ordered to complete 12 hours of community service.
Be prepared for Dodger fans, analysts, and opposing fans to attack Puig's maturity and character over the next couple of weeks. Puig quickly became one of the most controversial names in baseball this past season, so any issue surrounding him tends to get blown out of proportion.
There will surely be discipline, but that is a decision of the Dodgers. Let's not go around calling out what we decide is proper punishment. At least he was not drinking, using drugs, or in a physical altercation.
Dylan Hernandez reports that Puig was, "said to be cooperative with officers on the scene" so that is encouraging. He may live an adventurous lifestlye, but at least he is willing to deal with the consequences as well.
Also, for what its worth, Alligator Alley is a notable long stretch of toll road known for fast driving. Not to try and excuse his actions, but Alligator Alley seems to be a magnet for peope, like Puig, that live with a pedal-to-the-metal mentality.