The hits keep coming for the New York Mets.
Acting General Manager Zack Scott is reportedly facing DUI charges after he was busted falling asleep behind the wheel of his car in White Plains, New York.
After conducting a field sobriety test, the officer on the scene concluded he was under the influence.
The 44-year-old reportedly refused to give a blood sample or submit to a breathalyzer test and was taken into custody. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and later released. He is scheduled to appear in White Plains City Court on Thursday, September 2.
Upon the news of his arrest, the New York Mets released a statement condemning his actions.
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the organization tweeted on Wednesday.
They continued: “We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.”
Scott was originally hired as the Mets’ Assistant General Manager in 2020 before being promoted to Acting General Manager following the firing of Jared Porter.
Before joining the New York team he worked for the Boston Red Sox for 17 years, with his last two as Assistant GM.
Scott’s arrest comes at a bad time for the team as they are suffering from a terrible season. Scott held a press conference earlier this month at Citi Field and was brutally honest when assessing his teams performance thus far.
“We’ve played very mediocre baseball for most of the year,” he told reporters on Tuesday, August 10, according to NY Daily News. “This recent stretch has been much worse than mediocre. We would’ve taken mediocre at this point. For this stretch it’s been unacceptably bad and we need to be better.”