Yovani Gallardo arrested for drunk driving

Add Yovani Gallardo to the list of pro athletes who drive drunk

4/16/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Apr 1, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (49) pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the 1st inning at Miller Park.  Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA Today SportsYovani Gallardo was arrested early this morning for drunk driving, after failing a field sobriety test and clocking in at a .22 blood alcohol content, nearly three times the legal limit.

According to the ESPN report, "he was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. for driving slowly and deviating lanes."

He'll face fines but no jail time, since it's his first offense.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that Major League Baseball will even react at all. This isn't the first time a player has been caught drunk driving, and MLB hardly even acknowledges it.

Keep in mind that Gallardo plays for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team named after the beer brewing tradition in Milwaukee. They play at Miller Park, a stadium whose naming rights belong to a beer company.

There's nothing wrong with enjoying alcohol responsibly, but it's hard to believe that MLB is going to come down on players for drunk driving when many of their major partners are alcohol companies.

We'll see if the Brewers take action, or if they just let it slide and hope that it's a one-time incident.

For Gallardo and everyone else... just take a cab. Please.
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