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Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

Posted on: January 5, 2012 7:03 pm
Miguel CabreraBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will not have to serve any jail time after pleading no contest to a charge of driving under the influence in Florida last February.

Cabrera had to pay $1,436.23 in fines and court costs, as well as a year probation a six-month suspension of his driver's license, 50 hours of community service and he will ahve to attend DUI school.

His attorney, Michael Kessler, said in a statement, "Miguel Cabrera is determined not to allow this to go on any further. He wants this behind him before the start of spring training."

Cabrera, 28, was arrested last February on his way to spring training. After serving a short suspension, was ready for the regular season and recorded his first batting title, hitting .344/.448/.586 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI, finishing fifth in MVP balloting. 

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Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:47 am

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI you know what he did?  Read the story first, he should have lost his license for a year and had some jailtime.

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:40 pm

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

Let's hope tht he does put this behind him for good.  Even as  Tiger's fan, I don't think the punishment fits the crime.  Should cetainly have been a bigger fine and more community service. 
I'm glad that this has happened now so it stays fresh in his mind.  Spring training isn't that far off so maybe this is a good reminder.

Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:51 pm

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

So we should discriminate against Cabrera, because he's rich. There are mandatory sentencing guidelines with certain criminal offenses. So your complaint should be against the government and law makers. From what I see in this article, he was given no favors. The fines seem consistent with most other states to my best knowledge. And his only other drunken offense was a domestic dispute with his wife, had nothing to do with driving. And no charges were filed, so obviously he did not break the law, the police merely felt the need to separate him and his wife. He's a young kid with alot of money, so the spotlight is on him. Kids all over the world are making the same mistakes, irregardless of their background, it's what young people do. They are called life lessons, and hopefully he has learned his, since he's been prosecuted now!

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:09 pm

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

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Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:23 am
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Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:35 am

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

While DWI is a serious crime that can not be tolerated, he showed no ill effects of his spring trainng arrest, having an MVP type year. Hopefully he learned a lession....

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:51 am

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

While I understand the love-fest from Detroit fans, I am completely disgusted by the outcome of this whole debacle.  I am sick of the idolatry and special treatment that jackasses like Miguel Cabrera get.  This was not his first run-in with drinking, driving, and law enforcement.  Regardless of a plea, his backside should be sitting in jail.  Period.  End of discussion.

Anybody who is convicted of driving under the influence should be punished to the point that it is an inconvenience in their lives and they wake up one morning complaining that it sucks to be them that day.  The fines and court costs Cabrera is paying is less than what he probably spends on clothing in a month.  Cabrera was paid $20 million in 2011 and will receive $21 in 2012.  Let the fines at least be some kind of deterrent for stupid and dangerous behavior.  Tto a person making $50k a year, the comparable fine as a percentage of salary would be less than $4.  What the hell is that kind of fine going to mean to anybody?

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:24 pm

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

Miguel Cabrera is a definate need for the Tigers. He is a true talant and we love him in Detroit. Glad your getting this matter behind you. Press on and you will be the one of the greatest ever to play the game. you are a force to be dealt with and this is evident clearly because oposing teams intentionally walk you in situations with men on base. Be there for us Miguel and Detroit will never let you down.

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:15 pm

Miguel Cabrera pleads no contest to DUI

If he can keep his act together he's going to be an all-time great.  Tigers need ya Miguel.

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