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Shin-Soo Choo Arrested for DUI


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Yeah, the commenters saying "don't judge if you've ever had two beers with dinner and driven home because that could put you at .08" don't seem to be paying attention. He had a lot more than a couple of drinks. He literally couldn't figure out where he lived.

I never really give professional athletes a pass, though, at least the ones who have been in the league a few years and are making millions. These idiots can afford to hire a limo or even a chaffeur to drive their car.

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Yeah, .201 is kind of ridiculous. After .15 is the threshold where a DUI gets serious in MD, because it means that you where obviously really, really drunk. With that said, no one got hurt. He'll take his medicine and, hopefully, learn from it. He's lucky too, because if he were a non-professional athlete legal immigrant, he'd be on his way back to the motherland after conviction. He is catching a break there.

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Tweet from Guthrie:

JGuthrie46: Tweeting about umps during game=$20,000 fine & 2-game suspension. Driving Under the Influence=$0.00 MLB fine. @MADDonline @ozzieguillen

Ziiiiiiiiing!

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Tweet from Guthrie:

JGuthrie46: Tweeting about umps during game=$20,000 fine & 2-game suspension. Driving Under the Influence=$0.00 MLB fine. @MADDonline @ozzieguillen

Ziiiiiiiiing!

Not to mention, the Indians plan to have him in the starting lineup tonight! Thus far, zero punishment whatsoever.

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Not to mention, the Indians plan to have him in the starting lineup tonight! Thus far, zero punishment whatsoever.

This is a travesty. Let me start by saying, I'm literally buying a Guthrie jersey ASAP because of his tweet. I used to like Guthrie, now I love him (like if I was a female I'd demand to have his babies, haha). I couldn't agree more.

MLB treats a DUI like the rest of society. I have multiple teacher friends of mine that have DUI convictions and continued teaching. In fact, one of them got drunk in the school parking lot, got pulled over as soon as he left the school parking lot by our school police officer, and still kept his job. If you get caught smoking marijuana in the privacy of your own home, you get fired. Which crime is greater in the eyes of society? I'd guess the weed offense too, judging by the lax attitude towards DUI's. Logically speaking, it doesn't make sense for the weed offense to carry a bad social stigma, a loss of a job, and more jail time than a DUI, but a lot of people feel like it's a worse societal crime, again for no logical reason.

MLB is following the same non-rational norm as the rest of society. I don't find it shocking at all, I just expect nonsense in the first place. Their reasoning for suspending Guillen while allowing a drunk driver to start the next night without penalty wouldn't hold up in the Kindergarten school of rational thought, but it won't get a second guess from most Americans at this point.

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This is still America where you're innocent until proven guilty. Let the criminal justice system handle criminal offenses and let baseball handle the baseball related offenses. Bud Selig isn't their daddy.

Innocent until proven guilty? Really?

Newsflash. He blew over a .20, there's little to no chance he's getting out of this one. That's horrendously drunk. He couldn't even remember where he lived to drive there. He's a tad guilty, don't you think?

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