MLB Hopes to Curb Recent DUIs


Major League Baseball is looking into extending its power of suspension to cases of players driving under the influence.  The league has apparently had enough, with six of its players making the news for DUI arrests this year.

The recent outbreak of arrests has caught the attention of Bud Selig and his office.  The league has said they are currently discussing what can be down about the situation, perhaps signaling a change to the current rules regarding alcohol-related offenses.

DUIs have become a black eye of sorts for the majors this season.  None of the six players involved have been suspended by their teams, and commissioner Selig is not able to ban players for alcohol-related offenses.  It seems this is something he will seek to change with the new collective bargaining agreement, the current CBA set to expire December 11th.

Headlining the group of six is Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera.  Cabrera has had an ongoing struggle with alcohol, his latest issue occurring this February.

The most recent occurrence took place this past Monday when Cleveland Indian outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was arrested after police noticed his vehicle swerving across the road.  Choo was not the first Indian arrested this season; Austin Kearns was picked up for driving under the influence this February.

The other three arrested this year were Adam Kennedy, Coco Crisp and Derek Lowe.