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M's Adam Kennedy arrested for DUI

Posted on: January 27, 2011 3:15 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 7:36 pm
 
Adam Kennedy There's an old joke that pornography is the only place where you have to just show up in one movie and you're automatically a "star." Well, according to TMZ.com , baseball may fit in that same group. The gossip site calls Adam Kennedy -- the former Angel and current holder of a minor-league contract with an invite to big league camp for the Seattle Mariners -- a star.

Oh, and Kennedy was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Thursday, TMZ.com reported. This isn't to try to make light of the charge -- a serious one that is all too common in our society -- but it's just what jumped out to me. Kennedy was stopped by the California Highway Patrol (cue the music) around 9 p.m. on the freeway near Newport Beach, arrested, booked and released several hours later.

It's the second arrest of the offseason for the Mariners. Milton Bradley was arrested on a felony charge of making a threat against a woman earlier this month. But this is the team that traded for Josh Lueke, so there's that.

Kennedy hit .249/.327/.327 in 135 games for the Nationals last season.

UPDATE: The Seattle Times ' Larry Stone has confirmed the report and spoken to general manager Jack Zduriencik, who gave a no comment: "I don't have any details,'' he said. "Until I get some information, I'm going to refrain from commenting.''

UPDATE: Kennedy's at least saying the right things right now. Stone talked to him and he was contrite .

"I want to let you know this is not the typical character of me,'' he said. "It's something I'm really ashamed of, and not proud to bring to the Seattle Mariners, especially not having put on the uniform. It's my first legal trouble -- something I'm definitely not looking to ever do again.''

Kennedy said he was at dinner with friends and pulled over for speeding. When he took a breathalyzer test, he came up "a little above the limit." However, he added that it was "not acceptable" to be driving in that condition.

He said he's already talked to Zduriencik and the message was clear from the front office that it was unacceptable. He said his lawyer would take care of the legal side.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:45 pm
 

M's Adam Kennedy arrested for DUI

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2011 6:01 pm
 

M's Adam Kennedy arrested for DUI

Oh Ad Dum.  You are a fool.  You got an invite, not a guarntee of anything and you go drink and drive.  IDIOT!  Come on man.  Remember Adenhart last year?  Fool.  I hope this ends your career.  Stupid, just stupid.  9 pm.  Damn.  That is early.  Good job, lamo.  Oh well, you get what you asked for and I guess that is time off.



Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2011 4:48 pm
 

M's Adam Kennedy arrested for DUI

Mariners trade for Josh Lueke? Last time I heard it was for Justin Smoak? Have you been reading Geoff Baker articles on Josh Lueke? Yeah the guy screwed up once in his life. But, we all deserve a second chance. 


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