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50 Games for PED, but nothing for DUI


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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/yovani-gallardo-faces-lightweight-penalties-over-dui-arrest--a-reflection-of-what-s-wrong-with-mlb-s-policies-on-drunk-driving-200448201.html

I hope we start seeing more articles like this, because that's the only way Bud ever does anything........when he's forced.

It has never been negotiated into the contract. Unlike PED's which are cheating all clean players and their fans, DUI's only effect the player negatively in all aspects and only injury those that they kill or maim with their mistake. Oh, and of course their loved ones.

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It has never been negotiated into the contract. Unlike PED's which are cheating all clean players and their fans, DUI's only effect the player negatively in all aspects and only injury those that they kill or maim with their mistake. Oh, and of course their loved ones.

Of course that doesn't mean the commish couldn't take unilateral action and toss him a 5 or 10 game suspension. Do you think the MLBPA would raise a big stink over a 5 game DUI suspension?

Also, seriously Wisconsin, $778 in fines for blowing a .22?

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You think that's too low, or too high?

Gallardo is listed at 215, which probably means he weighs about 240 or 250. To blow a .22 at 250 you probably need to drink 12 drinks in an hour, give or take. This wasn't the case of him having a couple of beers and thinking he was ok. This was pounding some drinks and absoutely doing the wrong thing and endangering many lives.

And he gets fined approximately half of what he makes for throwing one pitch..

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You think that's too low, or too high?

I liked what they did in Germany. First offense they take your license for a year and force you to take an expensive driver's ed course to get it back.

In FL there is a surcharge :First Conviction: $500-$5,000; $1,000-$2,000 with minor in vehicle.

and:

Florida Penalties for DUI First Conviction

Fine - $250 to $500

Community Service - 50 Hours

Probation - Not more than 1 Year

Imprisonment - Not more than 6 Months

Imprisonment with BAL of .08 or higher with a minor in the vehicle, not more than 9 months

License Revocation - Minimum of 180 days

DUI School - 12 Hours

http://www.dmvflorida.org/florida-dui.shtml

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Of course that doesn't mean the commish couldn't take unilateral action and toss him a 5 or 10 game suspension. Do you think the MLBPA would raise a big stink over a 5 game DUI suspension?

Also, seriously Wisconsin, $778 in fines for blowing a .22?

Agreed. The MLBPA would really take some heat for technically supporting one of its members who was caught drinking and driving. However, I think that any action taken by MLB should be taken after the player has his trial or pleads guilty. Everyone ( including a guy who blows a .22) is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Both major League Baseball and the MLBPA should have offenders attend mandatory alcohol counseling sessions as well.

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Sooner or later, one of these players is going to kill someone. Only then will action get taken.

That is true for anyone who drinks and drives. I guarantee that every person on this site, knows or works with someone who has had a DUI. You may not know they do, and you might think they are a pretty awesome person. Very few jobs see DUI as a fireable offense, or even grounds for suspension.

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I liked what they did in Germany. First offense they take your license for a year and force you to take an expensive driver's ed course to get it back.

In FL there is a surcharge :First Conviction: $500-$5,000; $1,000-$2,000 with minor in vehicle.

and:

Florida Penalties for DUI First Conviction

Fine - $250 to $500

Community Service - 50 Hours

Probation - Not more than 1 Year

Imprisonment - Not more than 6 Months

Imprisonment with BAL of .08 or higher with a minor in the vehicle, not more than 9 months

License Revocation - Minimum of 180 days

DUI School - 12 Hours

http://www.dmvflorida.org/florida-dui.shtml

Not harsh enough. Its not the 70's anymore, everyone has had enough culture shock to know you never drive drunk. Do it once and 10,000 in fines and a 10 year suspension on your license. I know a guy who had 3 in a 10 year period. Finally, after the third offense, his license was suspended for 25 years from the date of his first DUI. I would also like those who get their licenses back to have special license plates stating they were convicted of drunk driving.

That's just me, though. Lots of years of seeing first hand innocent people slaughtered by this irresponsibility tends to make you extreme toward the punishment, I suppose.

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That is true for anyone who drinks and drives. I guarantee that every person on this site, knows or works with someone who has had a DUI. You may not know they do, and you might think they are a pretty awesome person. Very few jobs see DUI as a fireable offense, or even grounds for suspension.

I may know someone, but almost guarantee I don't work with many folks who've had one. You typically lose your clearance for that, which means you get fired almost immediately. Some exceptions, but not many. My employees can Facebook seven hours a day for years and it's hard to fire them, but get a DUI and you're done.

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I may know someone, but almost guarantee I don't work with many folks who've had one. You typically lose your clearance for that, which means you get fired almost immediately. Some exceptions, but not many. My employees can Facebook seven hours a day for years and it's hard to fire them, but get a DUI and you're done.

Again, very few jobs find this an offense worth losing your job. Hell, I know cops who had DUI's who didn't lose their job, although, it may have more to do with the union then the administration.

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