Sunday, February 19, 2006
Jered Weaver Cited For Public Intoxication
"He just had too much to drink," [Officer Officer Steve] Kerr said. "He was unable to care for himself or to be in the presence of others."Wait, so you bust somebody for being unable to shave? Remember to get a haircut? What?
Weaver, the younger brother of new Angel pitcher Jeff Weaver, said he believed he was unfairly singled out.Long Beach is known for its sometimes overzealous cops, and it wouldn't surprise me if that's what was involved here. But at least, unlike Matt Bush, he waited until after his first pro game to have a run-in with the law.
"We were coming out of some place after a farewell party for everyone who was taking off for spring training," said Weaver, a first-round pick in 2004 who is in major league camp with the Angels.
"There wasn't anything that happened. I got picked on at the wrong time. It was a fluke thing. It's not going to happen again."
General Manager Bill Stoneman was unaware of the incident until Saturday and said he would look into it before determining if any action would be taken.
"This is not the sort of behavior you want from any of your employees," Stoneman said. "I don't know anything about it. I'm unaware of the details. … I'm not going to defend anyone who gets involved in stuff like that, but he's certainly not the first guy to be involved in something like that. Hopefully, he'll mature and learn from it."