Puig arrested on reckless driving charge

The Sports NetworkDecember 28, 2013 

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday and charged with reckless driving after police say he was clocked going 110 mph on a Florida highway, according to multiple reports.

Puig, driving a 2013 Mercedes, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. on a stretch of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley, according to the Naples Daily News.

He was released later from the Collier County Jail on a $500 bond, the paper reported.

The Los Angeles Times reported Puig was "cooperative" with police after being pulled over in the 70 mph zone.

The Dodgers released a statement Sunday saying, "We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior. This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of this community."

Puig defected from Cuba and signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with the Dodgers in June of 2012. He had an impactful rookie season, batting .319 with 19 home runs, 42 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .391 on-base percentage in 104 games.

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