Yesterday we learned that veteran free agent Vladimir Guerrero had surrendered to the police after a warrant for his arrest had been posted in his native Dominican Republic. Guerrero and his family maintained his innocence, and it’s now being reported that the former all-world slugger will not face any charges stemming from his arrest.
Guerrero was released from prison yesterday. Rafael Rojas passed on a report from a DR newspaper, The Listin Diario, who had Guerrero quoted as saying that he was going home following his release. Guerrero added that he had done “nothing wrong” and that he had “nothing else to say”.
Guerrero’s lawyer, Polivio Rivas, said that no charges will be filed stemming from the discotheque brawl. Guerrero was initially wanted for physically and verbally assaulting an authority during what was described as a melee at the disco.
What’s next for Guerrero is anyone’s guess. Vlad most recently worked out for the Cleveland Indians, but they have decided to go with fellow veteran free agent Johnny Damon instead. Guerrero clearly wants to play, but as of yet no team has expressed serious interest in him.