Puig arrested on reckless driving charge

Updated: December 29, 2013

Naples, FL (Sports Network) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was
arrested Saturday and charged with reckless driving after police say he was
clocked going 110 mph on a Florida highway, according to multiple reports.

Puig, driving a 2013 Mercedes, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. on a stretch of
Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley, according to the Naples Daily News.

He was released later from the Collier County Jail on a $500 bond, the paper

The Los Angeles Times reported Puig was “cooperative” with police after being
pulled over in the 70 mph zone.

The Dodgers released a statement Sunday saying, “We have spoken to Yasiel and
made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent
behavior. This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate
him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of
this community.”

Puig defected from Cuba and signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with the
Dodgers in June of 2012. He had an impactful rookie season, batting .319 with
19 home runs, 42 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .391 on-base percentage in 104