By Matt Snyder
Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. He was in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The team released the following statement to the media Wednesday:
"Coco Crisp was arrested and detained early this morning under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released from the City of Scottsdale jail this morning and arrived at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on time for team pregame drills. The A's are aware of the situation and take such matters seriously. The team and Coco will have no further comment until further details are available."
The only further information available was provided by MLB.com -- which pointed out Crisp was driving a 2009 Rolls Royce.
The 31 year old was solid in limited time last season. He played in just 75 games due to injury woes, but went .279/.342/.438 with 32 stolen bases and 51 runs scored.
Don't expect the firestorm that surrounded Miguel Cabrera to come anywhere close to Crisp, considering he doesn't have the past issues with alcohol. He's still sure to face some scrutiny, however, as driving drunk is a obviously serious issue.
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